By William Shakespeare. Dir. Lynnea Benson. With Ted Zurkowski, Austin Pendleton and ensemble cast. Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church. Hamlet is a hard play to pull off. The longest and perhaps most familiar of Shakespeare’s tragedies, it has a convoluted story that proves difficult to keep on track- Time Out
The members of the Frog and Peach Theater Company have decided that ”Hamlet” is pretty much a guy thing: a lethal game between a young man and his stepfather who are out to destroy each other and who end up obliterating their entire family, along with another hapless family that just happened to be around. Turning the play into a thriller of this kind requires very different pacing from the usual classical productions and a marked change in the personalities of some key characters- New York Times
Romance and good humor overflow in Frog & Peach’s pleasing production of As You Like It. Making every effort to support the title, the cast and crew all rally together to present the Bard’s pastoral comedy in the most lighthearted and enjoyable manner by being serious about their crafts. It may sound like an oxymoron, but there’s hardly anything at odds in this well-conceived, impressive presentation of the show that brought the world the quote “all the world’s a stage- Cindy Pierre , Talkin Broadway
“A rare opportunity to see this rarely-produced play. This cast and creative team stir the political pot of King John to a full roiling boil.”
..a marvelous production of “King John…” “…Benson has employed a most talented company of Shakespearean actors to bring the history of King John to life
a rare opportunity to see this rarely-produced play. This cast and creative team stir the political pot of King John to a full roiling boil.- Curtain Up
One of the mysteries and glories of Shakespeare is that the whole is not only great but almost always greater than the sum of its parts. No matter how tangled his plot or intricate his syntax, by the time he sums up at evening’s end, his characters have so touched the heart and their quirks and quandaries have so beguiled the time that actors and audience, basking as one in the afterglow, can have no doubt that morning’s at seven, God’s in his heaven, and all’s right with the world. At least that’s true in a good Shakespearean production-and the Frog & Peach’s As You Like It was a good one indeed.