David Carl's

Celebrity One-Man Hamlet

July 12 - 17, 2016

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

co-created + directed by Michole Biancosino
co-created, written + as performed by David Carl

Critical Acclaim

Time Out New York
4 Stars  Carl’s 90-minute solo is as much fun as its title suggests... It's crazy hilarious.

“Quirky, smart, a breakout hit...Carl expertly skewers Busey's public persona in a 90-minute play that's laugh-out-loud funny.”

The British Theater Guild
Hysterical… A brilliant act of mimicry, with Carl embodying the exaggerated persona of a man over 40 years his senior with practised ease. This is a show that may seem like a clash of ideas, but Shakespeare has never met Hollywood this entertainingly before.”

The New York Times
Deliciously deranged... Mr. Carl is always in complete control as he races through this out-of-control performance. He and director Michole Biancosino know just how far to let things run off the rails before bringing Mr. Carl back on point by having him deliver some actual Shakespeare, which he does trippingly. It’s a head-spinning performance.

Theater Mania
“The heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare's classic by using it to reflect upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed, meme-obsessed world around us.”

New York Post
So demented a concept that it actually had [the] audience in hysterics.”

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