But really, the value in a modern Shakespeare production is not the context wherein it unfolds—that's why they've remained relevant for centuries and counting. Cotterman and BSF understand this, and that's why they don't hit the audience over the head with the colonial thing and instead place importance on the core of Shakespeare: his poetry and the complexity it creates within his characters. Without an elaborate set, costuming, lighting, and the rest, the production relies heavily on the performances, as it should. And the actors deliver. While some struggle to project their voices over the croak of crickets in the nearby woods, the cast members treat each character with sensitivity, carry the heavy weight of the script as if it were their first language, and engage with the modest stage as if it were an elaborate moving set. Some actors, like standout Josh Thomas, play as many as seven roles with ease and consistent variation.