Review: EclecticPond's 10X10 

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Campy and clever, Thomas Cardwell and Jeremy Grimmer's adaptation of "Shakespeare's top ten plays, ten minutes each" is a tremendously enjoyable fast-paced romp through a mix of the Bard's histories, comedies and tragedies replete with cross-gender and against-expectations casting.

At the risk of being a spoiler of what's up, this review won't reveal the titles; suffice to say that as a running gag Hamlet has a hard time edging in and when he finally does, it's worth the wait.

Kryssa Kaupke, Cat Cardwell and the cast as a whole earn special applause for the costumes and props, which are among the most insightful I've seen in a Shakespeare production.

As director Cardwell utilizes every aspect of the acoustically-friendly space and allows a thoughtful flow from play to play so the audience can absorb what's been going on before having to switch gears to what's coming up next.

Tim Barrett as stage manager deserves credit for an extremely smooth opening night, considering the abundance of entrances and exits requiring sleight-of-hand costume changes.

Doors open a half hour before curtain. Come early; the comfortable seats fill up quickly.

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Rita Kohn has been covering craft beer and the arts for NUVO for two decades. She’s the author of True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana.

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