Here are a few of the comments audience members have made so far about the show:
"Brilliant. Heartbreaking. Extremely well directed and acted."
"Loved it! And the whole pre-show, the masks, the fun small crowd - loved it. I wish I'd been able to stay for the discussion afterwards. The whole cast did a great job, but I was especially excited by the deeply sympathetic portrayal of Shylock."
"Excellent casting, and I loved the intimacy of the theater layout. The dialogue was delivered masterfully, so that even my 10-year old daughter had no trouble understanding what was being said."
"What a fabulous play. So entertaining...You have such a talented group of actors. I've never been disappointed in a performance by your company. Thank you for all your hard work. Your company is a welcomed addition to theater in Ithaca."
"I loved the intimacy of the space. I was impressed by the excellence of the cast: the body language, vocal range and clarity of delivery made the dialog come alive. Being a senior, I appreciate the reasonable price of the tickets."
"The show was great. What wonderful local entertainment!"
"Simply put - It was awesome and I hope to attend another performance."
"I will start by saying we drove almost two hours on a pretty snowy day. Our efforts were rewarded ten fold. We loved everything about the show and again, such strong performances by the actors. This would be the third production my daughter and I have seen of ISC. I was an English Lit major hundreds of years ago and for some reason Shakespeare really clicked - I mean I really got it. So I have seen lots of Shakespeare since, and I sure do love the ISC. Oh yes, I brought my girlfriend who has never seen a Shakespeare play (and probably has not read any since high school) and she loved it. My 14 year old daughter also loved it. So just a very big thank you!"
"Everyone did a wonderful job! Very professional, all the plots covered very well! Smiled, laughed, cringed, simply got lost in the story! Thank you for a wonderful performance! Can't wait to see more."
"WONDERFUL! The intimate stage was truly enjoyable. The actors...all professionals. I'm starting to get my wife hooked on Shakespeare, and with performances like yours, by my troth success is mine. Can't wait to come back this summer for Much Ado..."
Only two more weeks of performances, so don't miss the show that so many people are raving about. Seating is limited, and some shows have already sold out.