Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Public Playhouse and LEP High School **Photo credit: Contemporary Images Photography**
June 26 - August 2, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Seriously goofy fun whipped up by professed Shakespeare-hater, director Meg Chamberlain, and a quick-tongued threesome: dry, understated Matt Loehrke, hearty Dustin Milberg, bumbling (oft-bosomed) James Sullivan. Plenty ‘o giggle-worthy Portland-insider references; energetic physical play. Kudos to props master Tim Pirnie for fun finds. Scriptural quibble: offensive, out-dated we-are-honky-boys Othello rap.


Anonymous said...

Haven't seen this production, but the Othello rap is the absolute funniest part of the script.

Offensive is, well, kind of the point, surely?

Anonymous said...

This show is terrific. Great enery from the entire cast and very, very funny. Go see it!