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New York Debut 1977 – “properly outrageous”

NEW YORK TIMES

“As Valere, the chubby-cheeked Eric Hoffmann is a beauty of a beast.”

Peter Filichia – NEW JERSEY STAR LEDGER

“Eric Hoffmann takes the bumbling watchman Dogberry to new comic heights, wringing every last drop of humor out of his delightful malaprop-studded speeches.”

Debra Scacciaferro – THE DAILY RECORD

“When Eric Hoffmann is on stage in a pair of cameo roles — first as The Player King and later as Gravedigger number one — you want to cheer.  Nice Elizabethan delivery, without the modern pauses for emphasis.”

        Stuart Duncan — TIME OFF

“There’s tireless gusto in his attempts to pounce on the merry wives … an undeterred Hoffmann plays him full-bodied.  His every entrance is welcome.”

Bob Verini – VARIETY

“Their work would all be in vain, though, if not for the raucous performance turned in by Eric Hoffmann as the verbose Valere, the centerpiece of the play.”

Neil Genzlinger – NEW YORK TIMES

“Heading a motley troupe of actors are a Lear (Eric Hoffmann) and a Gloucester (Richard Merrell) who give polished performances.”

Mel Gussow — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Eric Hoffmann as the earthy Caliban, mixture of gnome and savage, half-demon and half-brute, was a delight with his antics and unearthly laugh.”

     Robert Merritt – RICHMOND TIMES – DISPATCH

“Eric Hoffmann’s rotund Falstaff delighted with the vitalism of his every line; the impeccable timing and nuance of character were done with complete facility.”

Molly Bettiga — VOICE OF SAN DIEGO

“Eric Hoffmann is a wonderful Touchstone … outrageous but not degraded.”

D.J.R. Bruckner – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Eric Hoffmann is sensational as the mute king.”

Mike Steele – MINNEAPOLIS STAR

“My favorite, however, was Shakespeare Theatre veteran Eric Hoffmann as the porter, who shows how to really wring the best out of Shakespearean text.”

C.W. Walker  –CENTRAL JERSEY NEWS