Raves & Reviews

La Times Review

New York Times Review

Christopher Salazar exhibits similar range, whether resonant Prince, office-geek Paris or spontaneous Mercutio, his Queen Mab speech seemingly born on the spot.

Los Angeles Times
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Christopher Salazar made an ingratiating Horatio.”

New York Times
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New York Theater Review

Townplayers Review

Christopher Salazar’s Horatio deserves special mention. It’s nice to see this character fully fleshed out and he takes advantage of the rare opportunity to speak the entire role (it is too often cut to shreds) by giving an earnest portrayal of a true friend.

New York Theater
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“In Joe Calarco’s look at repressed sexuality and institutional taboo, Christopher Salazar crafted a complicated and unpredictable performance as a Catholic boy’s school student reluctantly caught up in an impromptu acting out of the Bard’s most famous tragedy. His Mercutio was athletic, playful, and insouciant in equal measure; as Friar Laurence, Salazar’s fury over the self-pitying emotional excess of Romeo neatly dovetailed with the schoolboy’s own impotent anger as his classmates step over the boundary of play-acting into genuine emotional entanglement.

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In A Critical Conditon Review

Strut & Fret Review

“It would be unfair to single out one performer from a quartet as accomplished as this. A special nod must be given, however, to Christopher Salazar’s complex and unpredictable Student 3. His Mercutio is athletic, playful, and insouciant in equal measure, and his reading of the “Queen Mab” speech begins with joking and climaxes with a shout of agonized, enigmatic rage. Later, as Friar Laurence, his fury at Romeo’s self-pitying emotional excess neatly dovetails with the Catholic schoolboy’s own impotent anger as his classmates step over the boundary of play-acting into genuine emotional entanglement.”

In A Critical Condition Blog Review
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I think, though, that the most memorable effort was provided by Benvolio played by Christopher Salazar. I think that Benvolio is a thankless role: hard to play and totally forgettable. Everyone ends up talking about Mercutio when it comes to Romeo’s pals, and Benvolio just slips out of the memory as soon as you leave the theater. But the Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio trio really worked out on the Blackfriars stage.”

Strut & Fret
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