16
Jan

Review: Much Ado (remount)

It’s been a good week in the critical acclaim department. Not only did our remount of Pigeon Creek’s Much Ado earn slot #16 in Shakespeareances “Top 25” list, but Eric also posted a wonderful review of the show. You can read the full thing on his website, but here are some of my favorite observations (emphasis mine). Director Alisha Huber embraces many textual advantages the space offers her. In his gulling scene, Benedick (Brad Sytsma) hides among the groundlings (though there’s only a few people down there—the galleries are the preferred seating for this NPR audience). Borachio (Josh Fremer) comes through one of the entrance’s curtains but […]

15
Jan

Antony and Cleopatra: Review

Katherine recently sent me a review by Bridgette Redman of Encore Michigan, which for some reason didn’t end up getting published. Bridgette said we could share some of it on our own websites and promo materials, so here are some of my favorite bits. Running now at Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s multiple locations, their “Antony and Cleopatra” is a love story and Katherine Mayberry and Scott Lange as the titular couple sizzle with tempestuous passion. Let the whole world make their demands, let armies and navies clash, these two are meant to be together and nothing […]

Julius Caesar Review (MLive)

By James A. Kroll NEW YORK CITY – Last night (Aug. 13) I had the opportunity to see the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s New York City Debut, a production of “Julius Caesar” performed with an all-female cast. It was staged at the Kraine Theatre in the East Village, once renowned as the home of the […]

Julius Caesar Audience Response (Jo Miller)

This is a note from Jo Miller, of the English Department at Grand Valley State University. Katherine asked her to record her thoughts on the production. Overall, I thought the production was characterized by crisp, clear, uncluttered storytelling. The production obviously took much care with language, was sensitive to the humor in the play, and […]