“Theatre AACC’s performance kept the audience on our toes, from witty, fourth-wall breaks to sudden pirate attacks and dramatic death scenes. The show’s titular protagonists, played by AACC alumnus Eliza Geib and theater student Cameron Walker, built off of each other exquisitely in rapid back-and-forth comedy. Both were on stage nearly the entire play, yet never faltered.”
–Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor, Campus Current
“While the entire cast delivers a polished performance, Walker as Guildenstern and Duque as The Player distinguish themselves as rising stars. The scenes shared by these two actors are worthy of a standing ovation. Their timing is brilliant. Their delivery of both lines and movement is flawless. Joshua Foster as Polonius, Ophelia’s father and Claudius’ advisor, and Zachary Sexton as Alfred, a scandalous tragedian, deliver stand-out performances. The creative costume design by Michelle Hickman and the set and lighting design by Sean Urbantke add to this productions ability to draw the audience into the story. The sound design by Stephanie Condon gives this production a fresh, modern feel.”
–Susan Nolan, MD Theatre Guide
BROADWAY TO BENFIELD, NY Producer Brings Shakespeare to Severna Park
This April, Benfield Elementary School will be transformed into Fairyland as Madeline Austin and her thespians bring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to an off-Benfield stage. Austin, former Executive Director of The Shakespeare Society has been preparing her 32 young actors for almost the entire school year…The actors will not wear mics; rather, they have all been trained to project their voices outward. Robin Enders, fifth-grade educator at Benfield, was complimentary of Austin’s impact. “When the parents and students signed up for drama club, they had no idea the wealth of experience that Mrs. Austin brought to Benfield,” Enders said. “Many of the students have discovered new confidence thanks to their participation.”
–SEVERNA PARK VOICE, April 5, 2016
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