The tale is old and familiar but Murphy does a fabulous job of bringing it into the 21st century. The set is contrasted black and white with two large StudioB sliding doors that when opened quite amusingly letter out BS (perhaps an indication of the shenanigans playing out before them). It’s not until love finally rears its head that we begin to see colour emerge on stage.
The accompanying poster art, video visuals, and subtle choreography enhance the story without distraction and add an understated element of story telling. There are about a hundred cigarettes smoked but not one of them lit.
Halle-freakin-luiah! (fake cigarette smoke sucks).
This is a fun show that is nicely paced and entertaining, but the best part is that you don’t have to be a seasoned Shakespeare reader to understand it. Part and parcel to the text itself, but most of the credit goes to actor delivery. Well done.
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