Taking Shakespeare

John Murrell wrote this two person play for Martha Henry, and she takes full advantage, turning in a stunning performance. Every word, every gesture, every move contributes to a complete realization of Prof.
She could carry the play alone, but she has help from Luke Humphreys as Murph. He plays the frustrated young student with a likeable charm that makes the growing affection between the two seem natural and even inevitable.
This is a wonderful evening of theatre, thanks to the two actors. It is even possible to overlook the strange existence of the conditional tenure, which as far as I know is a fictional concept only.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Taking Shakespeare

  1. keithhpotter says:

    It started well, with quite a few laughs at the beginning, and Henry and Humphreys made their roles come alive.
    However, it did not seem to go anywhere; the insight from Othello was slight and then the play just seemed to peter out.

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