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The New York Times
"And of course employing those two performers, Zachary Eisenstat and Manelich Minniefee, as Caliban strikes an odd new note. They enter with arms locked together, back to back, tumbling over each other. The choreography for this pair is provided by Matt Kent, of the celebrated modern dance company Pilobolus, of which Mr. Minniefee was a member for almost a decade."

"Their gymnastic perambulations around the island are in themselves a lively divertissement, but the use of two actors often speaking Caliban's lines in unison has a symbolic resonance as well. The offspring of the witch Sycorax, who has been raised in semipaternal captivity by Prospero, Caliban is part man and part beast. Watching Mr. Eisenstat and Mr. Minniefee as their limbs tangle and wrestle, we get a vivid sense of the dueling impulses inside this man-monster, who is attuned to the lyric beauties of his surroundings (The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not), but also hungers for violent revenge upon the man he blames for his life of servitude."

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The Boston Globe
"The hardest-working men in theater now without a doubt are dancer Manelich Minniefee and actor Zachary Eisenstadt. They team up more intimately and more acrobatically than any two performers in memory to play Caliban, the witch?s monstrous son, who is also in service to Prospero. Clad only in loincloths, they interlock arms and legs to vault and twist over, under and around each other, all while delivering their lines with comic force. Designed with the dance troupe Pilobolus, where Minniefee was a longtime member, this is a trick as compelling as any of the magic."

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