Hamlet – Harper Theater
Timothy Griffin understands Hamlet’s pain, but also his incredible sense of humor. He delivers a performance that breathes life and humanity into a complicated character who eventually allows his grief and conceit to push him over the edge.
Not a whiny, wimpy, spoiled, misogynistic Prince, Griffin’s masculine Hamlet delivers an energetic and moving performance that shows Hamlet’s strengths, not just his flaws. Griffin, also an accomplished fight choreographer, moves with a beautiful swagger through the sword fighting sequence that is straight out of an action movie and stunning in its realism.
Griffin brings his own anguish and wonderful inflections to some of Shakespeare’s most moving soliloquies. More soulful than angry, he talks directly to the audience and casts a mirror on humanity’s darkest struggles.
–Terry Loncaric, Arlington Heights Post
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists: Edgar Degas (gettingtoknow.com DVD)
The artist’s story is told humorously but in straightforward terms by fully-animated cartoon characters. Puns and gags abound, but the facts of his life and his art are clearly and memorably presented…Tim Griffin gives a very appropriate voice to Degas.
–MaryAnn Karre, Horace Mann Elementary School, Binghamton, NY, on the School Library Journal website