Mudfest: Athens Reborn

The Shakespearean language is well handled by the actors, but even more impressively by the writer. Kim Ho succeeds in his mammoth quest to reuse and reshape the language of the Bard.

Comedy and villainy are well balanced from an antagonistic politician to a sensitive nobleman. You’ll be angry, and then you’ll laugh. And then you’ll be sort of angry at the dude you laughed at.

Three disjointed scenes are enough to create tension and draw you in. The central Joan of Arc type has a drive that’s hard to relate to, but Seren Oroszvary plays her deftly and she’s easy to root for. You may not feel things yet, but you’ll definitely think things.

Female excellence is all around; by October this will be one hell of a production.

Bella Mackey

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