Professional Critiques.

Review: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Given Kent’s expertise in stage fighting and Mueller’s elastic-limbed lightness of foot, you expect sharp, fast physical humor, and you get it.

Review: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

But The Lieutenant of Inishmore doesn’t glorify violence; it exposes it as the last resort of stupid, mentally powerless people. I have to admit that all the ghoulish bloodletting does give a certain horrified pleasure — witness all the guilty, chuckling gasps emitted by the audience.

Review: Of Mice and Men

If you know the story, you know it culminates in a neck snap, and it’s so harrowingly performed here, when the victim went limp, I wanted to shout for an ambulance. It was that believable.

Review: Cowboy Macbeth

Dirty and daring, intense and intimate, Listen Productions’ cowboy-themed “Macbeth” is Shakespeare for a new generation.

Review: Urinetown

Particularly enjoyable is the duo of Geoffrey Kent, whose Officer Lockstock combines stiff-necked authoritativeness with gyrating physical looseness and the very talented Genevieve Baer as Little Sally, resisting the temptation to parody a part thats pure parody in itself.

Review: Belle & the Beast

Belle and the Beast features some very strong performances, particularly Geoffrey Kent as the Beast. It’s his portrayal, along with the magical set, that really carries the evening.