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.

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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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