The Boston Globe: Will Lyman’s mastery is evident in ‘Beckett In Brief”


“It is fascinating to watch Lyman’s Krapp, a writer now nearing 70, simultaneously fight and surrender to the tidal pull of nostalgia while listening to tape recordings of himself made on his 39th birthday.”

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Edge Media: Father, Daughter, Plays-Part One: Will Lyman


Longtime Boston actor Will Lyman has graced area stages of decades, as well as lending his talents to the small and large screens, sometimes in the capacity of voice actor (PBS’ “Frontline” on television; “Iron Man” (2008) and “Little Children”… Read More

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Edge Media: The Play Remains the Thing, Steven Maler on ‘Our American Hamlet’


If you think the most famous actor in America in the months and years just after April 14, 1865, was John Wilkes Booth, you’re probably right. But who held that distinction in the years leading up to that… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Shakespeare’s tragedy, and our own


In rehearsal for “Our American Hamlet,” Jake Broder performs double duty. One minute he’s responding to director Steve Maler’s suggestion about how to deliver a sword to another character onstage, and the next he’s answering a question about… Read More

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Wicked Local: Lincoln assassin’s brother was ‘like De Niro’


Jacob Fishel plays Edwin convincingly with a regal but vulnerable affect, a lord of the stage who is forever undermined by the haunting influence of his father and the bumbling, jealous rage of his brother John. (The would-be… Read More

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Slow Muse: Our American Hamlet: Masterful performances by Jacob Fishel, Will Lyman, and Joe Fria


This skin-rubbed-raw state is a vulnerability that can also increase receptivity in a good way. Given my interest in art that explores the liminality between the political and the personal, I was engaged by a new play, Our American… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery: Ghosts Of Lincoln And Shakespeare Haunt ‘Our American Hamlet’ In CSC Production


The production boasts a series of fine performances, and its mixture of various theatrical devices proves transporting. But I found myself much more interested in Edwin’s story, with its details of the world of 19th-century American theater, than… Read More

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Metrowest Daily News: Family tragedy plays out in CSC’s ‘Our American Hamlet’


Give me a good historical drama any day – I love it when a play grips us with great storytelling and teaches us something new. Such a play is “Our American Hamlet,” a new drama by Jake Broder… Read More

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TheaterMania: Love’s Labour’s Lost Review


This year’s choice for the annual Shakespearean outdoor production on the Boston Common could not be better suited to its surroundings. A large audience, seated on chairs or blankets spread out on the vast lawn, was treated to… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Love’s Labour’s Lost Review


Words pour out in such dazzling profusion throughout “Love’s Labour’s Lost,’’ an early comedy, that Shakespeare’s untrammeled joy in language is abundantly evident.    

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