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Reviews

2016 Season

The Dallas Morning News
“The two plays offer complementary rides through life’s journey, with Midsummer aimed at the eternally young and The Winter’s Tale for those looking toward hard-won wisdom from the later season of life.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theaterjones.com
“William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is popular for many reasons—it’s a smorgasbord of magic, music, love, comedy, and spectacle with broad appeal.”

The Winter’s Tale

Theaterjones.com
“Perhaps it is true that “a sad tale’s best for winter,” but this Tale shines bright in any season.”


 

2015 Season

Theaterjones.com
“It’s all about clarity at Trinity Shakespeare Festival, where repertory productions of King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost play beautifully together.”

Love’s Labour’s Lost 

The Dallas Morning News
“Love’s Labour’s Lost’ a buddy play ahead of its time”

King Lear

The Dallas Morning News
“Trinity Shakespeare Festival production of ‘Lear’ a cautionary tale”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“…Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s first-rate production of King Lear, which opened the 2015 edition of the annual event at TCU…”

Spotlight on David Coffee

360 West
“He brings the same level of extraordinary commitment to every project”


 

2014 Season

The Tempest

Criticalrant.com
“I trust T.J. Walsh and his worthy creative team. They possess a palpable, definable aesthetic that permeates both productions… ”

Theaterjones.com
“At Trinity Shakespeare Festival, T. J. Walsh has assembled a perfect storm of collaborators for a fine production of The Tempest… ”

The Comedy of Errors

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“This production starts to win you over the minute you lay eyes on it… ”

The Dallas Morning News
“Having one person play identical twins on stage is crazy. Having two people play identical twins is crazier… ”


 

2013 Season

Julius Caesar 

Theaterjones.com
“There were delightful highs from sources we have come to rely upon (Trinity Shakespeare Festival)… ”

Taming of the Shrew

Theaterjones.com
“Trinity Shakespeare Festival has been tops for the Bard in this area… ”

Criticalrant.com
“Best productions, ranked by preference. Any one of the top five productions could have ended up in the #1 slot.”

Fort Worth Star Telegram
“In its fifth year, Trinity Shakes once again proved its standing as the gold standard for North Texas Shakespeare…”


 

2012 Season

The Merry Wives of Windsor

DMagazine
“What a beautiful treat it is to rediscover a popular play when it is done in such a straight-forward way. That’s what Trinity Shakespeare Festival achieves with its complete and colorful new production…”

The Merchant of Venice

DMagazine
“Trinity Shakespeare Hits Second Home Run With The Merchant of Venice.”


 

2011 Season

Much Ado About Nothing

TheaterJones.com
“There aren’t enough words to sing the praises of Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s Much Ado About Nothing.”


 

2010 Season

Hamlet

Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fort Worth’s Trinity Shakesepeare Festival offers up a minimal but mesmerizing Hamlet.

TheaterJones.com
To Laugh or Not to Laugh? Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet goes for more humor than usual.


 

2009 Season

TheaterJones.com
And How! Trinity Shakespeare Festival arrives on the scene with flash and substance. more…

Examiner.com
“It’s time to leap for joy, fans of classical theatre.”

Twelfth Night

The Dallas Morning News
“Looks like the Trinity Shakespeare Festival is no tempest in a teapot. No, you may well find the Twelfth Night that opened this new venture on Thursday to be just as you like it. Frankly, it’s a relief to sit in an intimate, air-conditioned theater and hear pretty much every word of Shakespeare’s text. Especially when it’s being spoken as well as it is in director T.J. Walsh’s production.” — Lawson Taitte

Podcast — 2009
Artistic Director, T.J. Walsh, is interviewed about Trinity Shakespeare Festival in a podcast on “This Week In the Arts” website.