Ian Rose

KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet

As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.

CAMELOT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

CAMELOT is the example of a group of talent working together to create an amazing experience for the audience.

THE BROKEN HEART (Quintessence): Dark matter

Melancholy John Ford was more ‘himself’ and less ‘Shakespearean’ than other less bold Cavalier dramatists.

ADAPT! (Wilma): On the brink of dawn

Blanka Zizka boldly steps forth as both debut playwright and seasoned director of the semi-autobiographical ADAPT!

DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Quintessence): If you want to know everything, go to hell

A remarkably original and gloriously entertaining version of the Marlowe play.

ROMEO AND JULIET (Quintessence): What fray was here?

In the eyes of director Alexander Burns this doomed romance never stood a chance.

Carlo Campbell, Ryan Walter (as Audrey), Sean Close (as Touchstone), Lee Cortopassi (as Amiens). (Photo by Shawn May)

AS YOU LIKE IT (Quintessence): Do you not know I am a woman?

Burns and his cast humanize Shakespeare’s characters and provide a smart, jolly time that is tinged with genuine sentiment.