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Whalen plays the title character with eloquent understatement, exhibiting this vulnerable extrovert's humor and gift for gab, but also his ethereal and melancholy sides, revealed when he suddenly breaks into a recitation of Yeats or rants dully into the phone, fumbling with the receiver, during a drunken late-night callCelia Wren, Washington Post
Claudius (the excellent David Whalen) ... is no monster or a master manipulator – Iago with a crown – but an ordinary man who did a terrible thing to gain what he wanted and now finds that he needs to do another terrible thing to keep it.Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene
David Whalen amazes as Padriac, veering wildly between madness and sentimentality as the story dictates. It's an intense performance that builds over the course of the action.Chris Gibson, Intermission Magazine
Highlighting the production is David Whalen's fierce and energized performance as Jokanaan that provides a satisfying contrast in tempo from the other characters. An interesting contrast to other roles Whalen has done for Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, such as Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar," Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice" and George W. Bush in "Stuff Happens," it showcases this actor's impressive range.Alice Carter, Pgh Tribune Review
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