As the title character in David Grimm’s “Kit Marlowe,” Adam Jonas Segaller makes a most memorable entrance. Wearing not a stitch of Elizabethan garb, he swings onstage from a rope and then raucously wrestles an uptight (and fully-clothed) admirer to the ground, playfully pins him, then appears to grind a bit before reluctantly setting him loose. With a sparkle in his eye and a mischievous smile, Segaller charismatically assays the Marlowe of legend — free spirit, sexual outlaw, ambitious bounder, brilliant dramatist and spy.
What a great opening paragraph to a great review. Patrick Folliard over at the Washington Blade, loved the hell out of our show. I hope those of you who are sitting on the fence about whether a play about a 16th Century playwright, will now jump down off the fence and work your way over to Casa this weekend. Here is the rest of Patrick's review.
I have said this before and I think it bears repeating here in the blog-o-sphere, this is not a play about a dead playwright. It is a play about a spy, a poet, a man and then it is about playwrighting. There is so much to love about this play and the folks who have brought it to the stage.
This would be an excellent weekend to pop into the theater before the holiday rush kicks in and see Kit Marlowe. Come join our boys as they transport you back to a time when going to the theater held the same illicit thrill as going to a strip club. See the blood! If you sit in the front row and there is a chance you will be covered in blood! Experience bear-baiting! We don't have a bear but we are still waiting on the loan to come through. Come and experience that wonder of the western world the mysterious potato!
This is one show that can not and should not be missed!