"Young Goodman Brown packs a lot in a very small space. It is a ghost story, a religious story, a fable, a character study, and a portrait of a town at war with itself. It is beautifully theatrical, and filled with unanswered questions that pull you in from the very first moment."
The judges all said they didn't realize how tense they were until the show was over and they just sat in silence for a minute. And they weren't ready for it to be over; they wanted more. A couple of them Googled the original short story because they were so intrigued by the play. One judge told us that play selection is something that is so important and that we couldn't have picked a better one. So I wanted to extend my thanks to you for taking such a classic piece of literature and turning it into such a stellar play adaptation. We have loved every minute exploring this work, and none of us are ready for this whole experience to be over because we have fallen in love with the show so much.
"The joy in Krueger's work comes from its ability to work on so many levels. Not only are there multiple facets to the writing, but actors of varying levels of skill find the challenges both formidable and rewarding. And, of course, the theatricality is undeniable."
"The play is evocative of a time long past and of a time in which we as humans will always inhabit. It is a haunting, halting confrontation. Young Goodman Brown has a beautiful lyricism that can challenge young actors yet remains easily accessible to them as well, which in turn provides them an exhilarating journey."
"By gently infusing his own creativity while preserving the short story's original language and ambiguity, Luke Krueger has created the definitive play on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown."