Engaging, energetic, amusing, and clearly in love with the art of
telling stories onstage, Richard Nelson's "How Shakespeare Won the West" makes an auspicious opening for the Huntington Theatre Company's first season under its new artistic director, Peter DuBois.
Jenna Scherer in the Boston Herald:
I’m not sure what is playing at the BU Theatre - but whatever it is
isn’t a play. Storytime at Ol’ Cracky’s Saloon, maybe - but not a play. When I try to wrap my head around the fact that Richard Nelson, a guy who’s won myriad awards - including a Tony - for his playwriting, could roll out a junk heap in line with “How Shakespeare Won the West,” reasoning fails me.