Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout reviewed Great Lakes Theater Festival's production of two plays that originated at Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer. ISF and Great Lakes share artistic direction by Charles Fee and four of five plays each season.
He loved both plays, calling Risa Brainin's "Othello" "a blood-and-thunder" ride to its chilling climax, and Sari Ketter's "An Ideal Husband" charming, "impressive and persuasive." He applauded Fee for programming these two domestic plays together and praised Boise-based actor David Anthony Smith's very different performances in both plays. He is Iago in "Othello" and Goring in "Husband."
Teachout visited Boise and gave Idaho Shakespeare Festival a glowing review for Drew Barr's "Love's Labor's Lost" in 2006.
David Anthony Smith (left) and David Alan Anderson in Idaho Shakespeare Festival's "Othello."