EQUALLY REPRESENTED ARTS
Make Hamlet: Press
"Sweet Bells Jangled: Reflections on Ophelia in Lucille Cashion's
- Nancy Bell,
"It’s delightfully disorienting. This Ophelia is such a…bitch. She rolls her eyes at Hamlet, mocks him, gives him disbelieving looks. She’s also kind of a…creepy sexpot. She does a weird striptease to “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” during her mad scene. And oh wonderful, wonderful, and then again, wonderful–someone has given her a lot of Hamlet’s lines! And yes, it works, at least for me, works in a visceral, truthful way. Ophelia stuffing rocks in her pockets and getting in the brook lamenting: What a piece of work is man! I love it. Finally, a Ophelia that behaves like a human woman."
"ERA 'Makes Hamlet' afresh" -Steve Callahan,
What can one make of "Hamlet"? Last night I learned that if someone is very intelligent and gifted she can "Make Hamlet" into a refreshing, gripping delight.
"Equally Represented Arts Makes Intrepid Debut with 'Make Hamlet'" - Mark Bretz,
Make Hamlet is Cashion’s very personal approach to the timeless appeal of one of Shakespeare’s most beguiling characters. Imperfect and improbable, it’s also intrepid and intriguing enough to warrant your consideration.
"Something’s Different in Denmark" - SnoopMK,
Snoops Theatre Thoughts
"With this new production, called Make Hamlet and produced at The Chapel arts venue by Equally Represented Arts, director/adapter Lucy Cashion and her cast are presenting a take on the classic show like I’ve never seen it before. In this audacious re-imagining of the material, the ERA company challenges the audience to re-examine what we think about this much-performed and studied work, as well as reflect on the art and craft that goes into making and presenting a play."