What Critics are Saying:

"This is a high comedy, with more laughs than anticipated. More laughs than usual these days. So much more. I would see this again without a moment of hesitation. It's that good. Every theater doing Shakespeare should add this to their repertoire!"

- J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

"Much like a Shakespearean comedy, 'Rude Mechanics' is hilarious but not farcical. It is poignant and makes clever commentary about theater and art that is timely and also timeless. And it manages to do all this while still being laugh-out-loud funny."

- Jess Hoffman, Berkshire On Stage

"The desires and hishaps that fuel the story tumble around each other kaleidoscopically, with new revelations continually bursting forth. A completely enjoyable 90 minutes of theater that sets us thinking about who we're allowed to be, and who we're allowed to love."

-Byron Nilsson, Words and Music

THE World Premiere of Rude Mechanics

Written and Directed by Eric Hissom

Produced at Cape May Stage and Orlando Shakespeare Theater:

The Island of Doctor Moreau

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What Audiences are Saying:

"Had me nearly falling out of my chair with laughter!" - Jess Hoffman

"A fantastic, original, laugh-your-head-off show!" - Olga Zernitskaya

"Near non-stop laughter!" - Aaron Clause

"I laughed and laughed and laughed!" - Mary Dambaugh Neumann

Laughed 'til my face hurt!" - Johanna D'Aleo

"A side-splitting night of great theater!" - Bob Luke

eric hissom

actor - director - playwright


World Premiere Produced at Bridge Street  Theatre, Catskill New York:

Rude Mechanics

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