Queen Margaret's Version of Shakespeare's War of the Roses Reviews
LA Splash- Highly Recommended
"...Skillfully directed by Ellen Geer, the talented ensemble cast are kept jumping as they maneuver the competition with no real rules and fewer ethical or moral considerations in order to gain ultimate control, often dying under questionable circumstances as they attempt to keep the battles going for 30 years."
Night Tinted Glasses- Not Recommended
"...This version does not work. I want to note right off the bat this is not in any way a problem with the cast, many of whom do very fine jobs. No, I have put it down to three specific errors."
Showmag- Highly Recommended
"...When it is time to exhale, only then do we have a moment to admire the intricate fight choreography by Calvin Mohrhardt; costuming by Shon LeBlanc and A Jeffrey Schoenberg; music by composer Marshall McDaniel, and props by Ian Geatz. This is a production that should have a long life amongst the pantheon of plays by Shakespeare that memorialized the War of the Roses for all time.."
Stage Raw- Recommended
"...Visually, it's always a delight to see a play in the stunningly beautiful, oak-studded outdoor amphitheater in rustic Topanga. And Geer uses every inch of the extensive and unique set, the foot paths that lead to backstage, the platforms, and the aisles in the audience to good effect. The lighting (Zachary Moore) enhances not only the action of the play, but the magic mood of the setting. Shon LeBlanc's and A. Jeffrey Schoenberg's costumes are spot on - Margaret's various outfits are particularly effective as the character ages and changes over the years. Cavin (CR) Mohrhardt's strong fight choreography, involving many actors, was a nice addition to the drama."
Glamgical- Highly Recommended
"...This special production is an example of Ellen Geer’s fabulous skills as a director. The meticulous attention to detail and the performances of her actors show her love and dedication for theatre."