A glowing review from the Gainesville Sun theatre critic Ron Cunningham highlights the efforts of the production team and compliments our illustrious cast:
That said, “The Peppermint King” is certainly the most … um … interesting production the ART has attempted in a while. A theatrical curiosity if you will.
And there are some performers especially worthy of note among the “Peppermint King’s” baker’s dozen cast.
Best of all is Shamrock McShane, who pulls out all the stops in his portrayal of the megalomaniac General Madgrass. “People say it takes courage to be a warrior,” McShane growls. Especially a warrior who likes to wear a skimpy black bra beneath his combat duds.
Almost as inspired is Gainesville performance artist Tom Miller — who essentially plays Gainesville performance artist Tom Miller. Miller’s frenetic mad-hatter king, Joe Projects, could not be more fittingly cartoonish. He jerks his head. He kicks up his heels. He cackles. “I like my death funny,” the despot king giggles.
Well who doesn’t?