Geoffrey Kent’s Iago was hands down the best reason to see the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Othello last summer.
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It’s a rare thing to be watching any live performance and just know that you are witnessing a moment of culmination and ascendancy. Last summer in Boulder, it happened twice.
Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 is filled with complex and fascinating characters, and one of the most fascinating, at least as played by Geoffrey Kent, is Hotspur.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is in transition and its last season was uneven — but Geoffrey Kent’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ransomed the summer.
Even so, we couldn’t possibly have anticipated the level of his brilliant, manic energy in the role.
Mercutio is one hell of a role, with some of the best speeches anywhere in Shakespeare. All in All, Kent’s performance was a tour de force.
Among many fine performances in musicals this season, Geoffrey Kent’s Officer Lockstock stood out.