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I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick
Mark's debut: 3.95 out of 5
Monday, July 11, 2005
3.0
I understand that this is Mark's directing debut, so I won't be too critical. Overall this show is good. R.J. Allen gave a stellar performance, his expressiveness and delivery were one of the best I've ever seen in local theater. His theatrical study is evident. Bill Mann's performance was also very good, and both Kate Dougherty and Kim Jacob were enjoyable and portrayed their characters passionately. The scenes flowed well, the timing of effects was done well, there were no apparent dead spots or evident dialogue mistakes. The sword fighting choreography was also very well done and believable. Blocking is my biggest complaint. Characters had their backs to the audience repeatedly. I was surprised at this breach of a cardinal rule given Mark's stage experience. Also some dialogue was not loud enough, especially from Loretta Curtis whose lines were often rushed (and the New York accent needs a lot more practice). Adam Johnson, while not dislikeable, was the least believable character, he seemed to be forcing his character and didn't seem natural on stage, he needs to lighten up and embrace the sleaziness of his character. Overall I do think this show is worth seeing, there are some great one-liners and the audience laughed out loud quite a bit, I was sorry to see that the theater was not very full. Nice job, Mark.

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