We’ve received quite the positive reaction from the critics. A small sampling:
“It’s ‘Kill Bill’ on the high seas, and it’s a blast.” — Chicago Tribune
“[Director and fight choreographer Geoff] Coates takes a visceral, ultrarealistic approach to staging the violence so that it seems both surprising and remarkably immediate.” — Time Out Chicago
“Sometimes playful and sometimes gripping, Bloody Bess combines brains with brawn—it’s exciting enough to make even the most jaded viewer go ‘Arrrr!'” — Chicago Reader
“. . . the spectacle-driven narrative (enhanced by Tom Haigh’s original music, invoking vistas of limitless adventure) delivers thrilling martial exhibitions showcasing the multicultural composition of the bandit privateers.” — Windy City Times
“The highlight is the fight choreography done with real swords brandished with delicious malice.” — Centerstage
“The ensemble displays their machismo and their fighting skills. The gusto of this play dominates. It is light hearted and spirited.” — ChicagoCritic
And if that isn’t reason enough to come see the show, then check this out:
Yeah, that’s me. What? I don’t see the problem.
You can’t see the Chuck Taylors.
I do believe your LOLcaption for this photo would be something along the lines of: “Dis iz wut happenz wen u steelz mah bukkit!”
Boooooo. Bloody bess sucks a fat nut! Eva swan buries herself in unquenchable boredom! Booooooo!
O Anonymous! Thy eloquence is
Rivaled only by the courageous and
Daring way thou dost cloak thyself in the
Protective shroud that is digital
(I know, I shouldn’t feed the Trolls, but it’s been quiet around here lately.)