Reviews

Romeo & Juliet

“Seamus Mulcahy’s performance as the Fool brought Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” to mind, but not in terms of direct comparison. Not long ago, a “Daily Show” guest compared Jon Stewart, the iconoclastic host, to jesters throughout history, the only court members allowed to speak the truth. Mr. Mulcahy’s Fool has the dignity, maybe even the nobility, of a wise man whose insights and function go far beyond clowning.” -The New York Times, King Lear

“This version of “Romeo and Juliet” doesn’t really need comic relief, but Seamus Mulcahy provides it as Peter, a flustered Capulet messenger with a continuous printout of party invitations bigger than he is.” -The New York Times, Romeo and Juliet, reviewed by Anita Gates

“Breezily playing the prankster Puck in a baseball cap, Seamus Mulcahy aptly presents an ever-boyish spirit whose brian is not quite as swift as his body.” -The New York Times, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, reviewed by Michael Sommers

“Humor and intense emotional power… Seamus Mulcahy brings a haunting performance as the boy.” -The New York Times, Henry V, review by Naomi Siegel

“…The youthful Seamus Mulcahy with his humiliations all but painted on his innocent face, present a glowing balance of loquacity and mime, perfectly in tune and perfectly contrasted…. presence and relationship alone are worthy of yet another play within the play within the play.” -A Curtain Up Review, by Simon Saltzman

“Of particular note is Seamus Mulcahy as Boy, the loyal but irrevernt young soldier who carries the British flag. His death, and Fluellen’s grief, marks one of the most moving moments in the play.” -The Independent Press, reviewed by Liz Keill