Commedia King John at Chicago Dell'Arte by Derek Jarvis


Chicago Theater Beat


While it isn’t possible to have true standouts in a cast this uniformly talented, a nod must be given to Omar Abbas Salem as Capitano France, and Mark Soloff as Dottore. Salem’s Capitano France is a fabulous, preening French king complete with outrageous accent, flamboyant gestures, and a passionate love for… himself. His portrayal of the inhabitants of the entire country of France (all twelve of them) is a masterpiece. (