Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
In this raunchy, raucous mash-up of two of Shakespeare’s high tragedies, the Sound & Fury vaudevillians deliver some defiantly low comedy.
Making their 10th appearance at Winnipeg’s fringe, Patrick Hercamp, Richard Maritzer and Ryan Adam Wells work in a loosey-goosey quasi-improv style that really pulls in the audience. Each man takes on multiple characters, with Wells standing out as a pervy friar, Maritzer as a comically mopey Hamlet, and Hercamp — who in boy-band terms would be “the Cute One” — as drunken party-girl Juliet.
There is more madness than method to these Fakespearean antics, with the L.A.-based trio basically throwing jokes at the wall and seeing what sticks. Quite a lot does. This is the Bard played to the cheap seats — broad, bawdy and crowd-pleasing. (Though occasionally a bit bro-ish. A roofie joke about Juliet? Really?
— Alison Gillmor
Director: Sound & Fury
Cast: Richard Maritzer, Patrick Hercamp, Ryan Adam Wells
Fringe faves Sound & Fury™ bring an exercise in short-attention-span Fakespearean theatre: their mash-up of two great tragedies into the wildly comic Hamlet & Juliet!
"Shakespeare would be rolling in his grave; I was rolling in the aisles" - RipItUp, Adelaide
"An absolute delight to watch!" - Heckler Magazine
****½ "A tale told by three clever idiots, full of Shakespearian references, signifying everything hilarious" - Adelaide Theatre Guide
**** "Bard mash-up is to die for" - The West Australian
Audience Classification: Parental Guidance
Length: 60 mins.
Warnings: Mild Language
Updated on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM CDT:
Updated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:51 PM CDT: