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Maud // The Madness

solo performance · dogmind productions · Ages 16+ · flashing lights · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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BENJAMIN NICHOLSON certified reviewer June 18, 2019
tagged as: Lyrical · adaptation · Maud · Madness
An extremely thoughtful and well-designed adaptation of Tennyson's "Maud", director Parker Huseby and performer Reed Michael Campbell pull off a compelling rendering of psychology and, possibly, psychopathy. ... full review
RYAN LISMAN encore judge certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Really excellent, Maud // The Madness very successfully adapts Tennyson's poem for the stage and delivers a very powerful performance. Reed Michael Campbell is amazing at taking the challenging text, finding the subtle nuances within it, and heightening the words to give them a very epic and profound quality. The direction was very smooth and cohesive, the set was rather gorgeous and used very effectively, further creating a sense of isolation that the character is haunted by. I really recommend Maud // The Madness. ... full review
JONATHAN DORF certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: poetry · solo show · one-person play
This is a thoughtful production of challenging subject matter, which puts on full display the versatility of a talented young actor. Reed Michael Campbell is engaging to watch throughout, taming and humanizing Tennyson's poetry. It's well worth seeing.... full review
ROB STEVENS haineshisway.com certified reviewer June 18, 2019
read full review at the link below... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer June 18, 2019
HOWARD SCHMITT certified reviewer June 17, 2019
This adaptation of Tennyson's poem seems authentic in its intent to take us back to mid-Victorian England. Being Victorian, its cadence starts slowly and builds throughout the piece. After a few sequences we are taken in by what might be called the presentness of the past--eternal truths that transcend time and place. The adaptation and performance show a true understanding and appreciation of the vicissitudes of the lovelorn Victorian heart. But as we watch the piece we come to realize that this passionate 19th century young man, wallowing in the excess of lush Victorian verse, is not too different from today's young man who spends endless hours on the internet searching for his passions. To both, "desires" are illusive and unfulfilled.... full review