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“I thought some editing was needed. The solo dance and the toast (by the same character) were too long. Shorter versions would have been more effective.” -T. Chrostowski
“I really enjoyed the play. A clever and well-woven paean to Shakespeare. Also, the set was fantastic – could we have it when you’re done to attach to the back of our house?”-MW
“I thought this play had vast potential, and was a lot of fun to watch. However, it seemed ever so slightly lacking in depth: Shakespeare’s plays always resonate with deeper themes, and this Cardenio somehow skimmed the surface.” -A. Milton
“I really loved the music — the voices were enchanting and added real tenderness to the comedy. The oddly wicked sister reminded me of the witches in Wizard of Oz — reinforced by the hat and especially the red shoes. The costumes and scenery were terrific, too — as enchanting as the acting” -E.A.B.
“Enjoyable evening – I would say the best of the season.” -Hal G.
“The play was a piebald – splotches of boredom and of hilarity.” -Fred H
“First act felt stilted/artificial and was not engaging. Left me as an observer rather than a participant. The singular theme of forced betrayal with dire/happy consequences should have been balanced by a more positive experience and I am not sure the father/mother marriage would fall into that category.” -RvB