The Washington Times
Mineart’s Long John Silver is an compelling amalgam of the athletic and the intellectual. Hopping about on one leg and a crutch does not hinder him from indulging in breathtaking swordplay, yet his wiliness and florid turns of phrase are what win you over.
DC Theatre Scene
The story really takes off with the introduction of Long John Silver. As played by Mark Mineart, Silver is a powerful stage presence. His leadership comes from more than just charm and guile, although he has those qualities in abundance. Once Silver helps fill out the crew of the ship with his pirate friends, the seeds are sown for a wonderful tale of adventure, treachery, and the moral ambiguity that helps the story rise to the ranks of literature.
But things really pick up steam once Long John Silver (Mark Mineart) shows up on the scene. Mineart is an ideal choice for the role - he's got the gravely, seasoned quality of a man who's spent years at sea, an underlying air of menace, and perhaps most importantly, a genuine streak of kindness that shows through during opportune moments.
Mineart's Long John Silver is as vibrant and personable as you could want. He throws his weight around with surprising grace on one leg and a crutch and delivers his lines with a guttural British Isles accent that is somewhere between those of great movie Silvers Wallace Beery and Robert Newton.