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Jul11

“It Was Kit” Reviews

IT WAS KIT: The ‘True’ Story of Christopher Marlowe… Come and see it – or off with your head!

Toronto Star:  Recommended.  "This study of the Elizabethan playwright is pretty amusing…the cast carry the day, including Chris Coculuzzi as a befuddled Marlowe, Kevin Risk as an obsequious Shakespeare, Jeff White (who turns Thomas Kyd into the roommate from hell) and Graham Coffeng as a hapless secret agent. Kelsey Matheson and Melissa-Jane Shaw bring some welcome Elizabethan sexiness, plus fine comedy skills, to a variety of roles". – Richard Ouzounian

NOW:  NNN.  "Allison McWood’s look at the life (and death) of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe is sometimes entertaining, sometimes silly, with broad characterizations and a fine central performance by Chris Coculuzzi, who moves easily from comic to serious. It’s a crowd-pleasing farce with a contemporary tone…". – Jon Kaplan  
 
EYE:  4 stars.  "Rolicking revisionist history “solves” the mystery of Marlowe’s bar-room death and posits that bad-ass Christopher (Kit) got framed by his base contemporaries. This sharp, hilarious and plot-twisted story is more comic than tragic, which fits well with the play’s assertion that gloom didn’t enter Shakespeare’s work until Kit was dispatched". – Tyler Clark Burke