Melancholy Brilliance in Second Thought’s Dying City: “Rhett Henckel as Peter/Craig [is] urgent, effusive and somber.”

– Christopher Soden, Dallas GLBT Arts Examiner, June 29, 2011

“Director Trull and his actors handle Dying City with exquisite care. Heid and Henckel excel at the style of natural, unfussy acting that Second Thought has rediscovered in their three-show comeback season this year. They’re back in a groove, this bunch. Can’t wait to see what they do next.”

– Elaine Liner, Dallas Observer, June 23, 2011

“Henckel’s challenge, a formidable one at that, is to play both brothers, who are very different men, as fully realized persons and not just caricatures. … Henckel interprets the “dependable,” yet flawed brother as an outspoken, type A personality, but with touching vulnerability. Henckel’s Peter is a bundle of relationship-challenged boundless energy that wants to share too much. It’s a mini master class of multiple personality acting at its finest, and Henckel garners success in both his iterations.” 

– Lance Lusk, D Magazine, June 20, 2011

“Henckel played the title role in Shakespeare Dallas’ Hamlet a decade ago but hasn’t been seen here since. It’s nice to have some fresh faces on stage, and the performers make good choices. Henckel, for instance, doesn’t use gimmicks to differentiate the brothers, but builds each character detail by detail.”

– Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News, June 17, 2011