What THEY say!

**Still, when this production solidifies, there’s no denying its strength: A section in which John recalls being beaten by the punisher --of the title-- snaps the play to life.  A later scene, in which he recounts his revenge on the man, is equally potent....  Luke Forbes, as John, is near-perfect throughout, as his wily character calculates his next move—The New York Times  

**Luke Forbesas John [gives a stellar performance], provides a stunning re-enactment of the abuse he suffered at the hands of the whipping man.  He is a clever, learned man, but a rebellious sort—Broadway World (BWW)

**Forbes is terrific and at times terrifying as the tough-skinned but very intelligent, literate, self educated John—Simon Salzman, President of the Outer Critics Circle (US1 Newspaper and CurtainUp.com)

**Luke Forbes is terrific as a young adult with a world of demons in his past.  His character has so much anger inside of him, you wonder if he will literally explode on stage—New Jersey Stage

**Forbes is magnetic as he deftly moves from slick to manic to youthful and scaredThe Star Ledger

**Most successful at this daunting task is Luke Forbes who plays the title role with delicious and devilish authenticity.  Mr. Forbes has discovered an effective way to portray Richard’s entire emotional vault: his pain, his anger, his jealousy, his deep emotional and physical malaise, his hate, his ambition, his love, his passion, his self-destructive core.  Forbes has also settled on a physical persona which thoughtfully embraces Richard’s "rudely stamp'd", deformed, unfinish'd” body.  Luke Forbes is brilliant as Richard III and his bravura performance lends a stamp of authenticity to the performances of the rest of the cast which vary broadly in successful execution—David Roberts, Theater Reviews Limited 

**Luke Forbes as the title character was tremendous, using his physicality and depth to his advantage.  There is a possibility that you want to cheer for Forbes’ Richard despite his dastardly doings—Theater In The Now

** Stand out performance from actor Luke Forbes as Parker—BroadwayBlog.com

**Special mention must be made of Luke Forbes’ Parker, in what was a fantastic and charming performance—nytheatre.com

**The Kid's struggle, whether to embrace or not these new possibilities, provide the play’s clearest insight into the basic construction of society.  Luke Forbes' performance in this role is key to the impact of his character's choice, he has an awe-shucks masculinity that sparkles through the show, and lends credence to the Kid's concern that dereliction of duty is unmanly—New York Theater Review