3-1/2 Stars – “Excellent directing, depth of talent … make ‘Hamlet’ a hit” – The Buffalo News

by Randy Schiff, The Buffalo News
3-1/2 Stars (out of 4)

“… With excellent directing and a well-edited script that remains true to Shakespeare while keeping the action flowing briskly, Kate LoConti Alcocer offers an outstanding ‘Hamlet..’

A great strength of this production is the depth and talent of its cast. Chris Kelly is consistently engaging as the smarmy and insufferable Polonius, while Adam Yellen provides both balance and humor as Hamlet’s level headed university friend, Horatio …

This ‘Hamlet’ is enriched by actors who, in playing multiple roles give the production the spirit of Renaissance theatre. Peter Raimondo and Jake Hayes are … superb as the comically inept spies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern … Rolando Martin Gomes is compelling, both as the sublimely sorrowful ghost of Hamlet’s father, and as the bright-eyed traveling actor who charms Hamlet. Patrick Cameron is excellent as Laertes …

Exuding both intense emotions and biting wit, Anthony Alcocer delivers a riveting performance … Alcocer offers an edgy Hamlet … When not brooding over his twisted family or the brutishness of reality, Alcocer’s Hamlet electrifies us with his intense interactions with friends and foes alike …

(Anna) Krempholtz (as Ophelia) … gives a breathtaking performance as her plaintive songs, wild words and frantic gestures channel the heartbreaking depths of despair …

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