Samara, Russia - A community production of Hamlet is receiving reviews as an imported cast of Mexican and Brazilian actors thrilled the packed stadium who witnessed some of the finest acting they've ever seen.
"I've never seen such dramatic acting," stated local Russian fan Lulia Stepchenko. "They committed to the process, to the desperation, to the truth within in a way that was truly credible. When Neymar bellowed out and thrashed around on the field in a petulant fashion you could truly imagine that he was mourning the death of Ophelia."
Not all reviews were positive as art critic Jefferey Evans of New York stated that he didn't believe Neymar when he portrayed the betrayal of Hamlet by Claudius by rolling around and grabbing his ankle.
"It was entirely unbelievable. Claudius doesn't hit Hamlet in the ankle, he slowly and methodically plans out his revenge before succumbing to Hamlet himself. This kind of play acting may go over well in Paris, but in New York he would certainly be removed from the stage."
However, Mr. Evans opinion was clearly in the minority as the organization putting on the play, FIFA, already ordered a repeat production of the theatrics as they plan an elaborate staging of King Lear featuring the Brazilian acting troupe and a soon to be named group of actors from Belgium or Japan.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Neymar submits his ankle scream for Tony Award consideration