A few excerpts from Michael Grossberg’s review of The Life and Death of Richard the Third (for the Columbus Dispatch.)
What savage drama, what dark humor and what lurid beauty … Start with the compelling performances of the consistently strong ensemble, led by (Chameleonic, snaky, spidery, foxy…) Ian Short in the conniving title role … let yourself be seduced by the striking movements … Did I mention the hilarious puppetry?
Also stunning: Dave Wallingford’s sound design, which blends in excerpts from Phillip Glass; Darin Keesing’s dramatic lighting; and Michelle Whited’s colorful costumes.
The clarity of their diction, male and female performers alike, pays tribute to the abiding richness of Shakespeare’s prose under Slaybaugh’s direction.
What are you waiting for? Go get some tickets?