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“While artists have been creating...theatre about mass shootings...few are as poignant as ‘Entangled.’ It’s rare to find a play that approaches the subject with the candor, vulnerability, distress, and complexity this issue requires...A seamless piece that features many complex sides with tact...It's a masterclass in both performance and playwriting. Though the direction lacks some tension, Lorrain and Kautz carry more than enough grief and guilt within themselves to push the play forward.” Full Review
"While some actors handle the text with nuance, grace, and ease, others fall flat...'The Fool's Lear' lacks the finesse and full command of language that Shakespeare requires, but outstanding performances could make the evening worth your while. There is enough potential in the text to carry us on a magnificent journey, but the disjointed cutting and clunky staging may make you feel like you’re the one descending into madness." Full Review
"A timeless and nuanced look at the need for compassion...Signature Theatre’s production of this enduring drama resonates deeply on an intellectual and emotional level; the play's central pair can be everyone and no one. Empathetically directed by Yaël Farber, it is an unrelenting two hours of stunning imagery and cyclical dialogue...You can’t help but notice the parallels between this play and every recent story of homelessness and the plight of refugees on the news." Full Review
"Markey’s staging is simple, letting Frank move through her home in a comfortable but stagnant way. Moments, especially near the end of the piece, are very well crafted and full of emotional complexity. The letters are extraordinarily well-written but lengthy, causing Frank to rely heavily on her props, more often than not reading directly from the letter itself. This makes the piece quite difficult to engage with, but Frank’s subtle literary wit repeatedly captures our attention." Full Review