These goofy, exuberant performers have a lot of fun, providing a bubbly, ribald tonic that prompts more than a few belly laughs. Even Shakespeare would smile.
Puppet Shakespeare is a loving tribute to the Bard, filled with comedic calamity that creatively connects to modern audiences.
I have often wished that someone would come up with puppet design that’s not so indebted to Jim Henson and the Muppets... puppet designer A. J. Coté is on his way there. Here’s hoping he continues, and that Puppet Shakespeare does as well. The intelligent inanity is very midsummer madness and welcome indeed.