Bob Verini – ArtsInLA
For R II, Jessica Kubzansky’s adaptation currently being performed at the Theater @ Boston Court, Shakespeare’s Richard II has lost not just six letters from its title but also about 25 percent of its text and upwards of 90 percent of the ensemble usually assembled to perform it. In R II, John Sloan portrays the titular monarch, with Jim Ortlieb and Paige Lindsey White on call to stand in as everyone else.
And as it happens, all of this reduction is to the good.
Steven Leigh Morris – LA Weekly
Theater @ Boston Court’s program to its production of R II — what might otherwise be called William Shakespeare‘s Richard II — makes a point of not referring to the dramatist’s work as a play but rather as a text. This is almost as telling as the announcement, in that same program, that the production employing this text has been “conceived, adapted and directed” by Jessica Kubzansky. Read more…
Now running through October 13.