March 14, 2017

It certainly doesn't feel like a play that could be produced today without a tangle of issues but I recently read Vieux Carré by Tennessee Williams. There's the huge cast (of 10 characters) and the demand for a specific space. The story bounces from boarding house room to room with an upstairs. And while some of this could be address with some creativity from the production team, but something I can't figure out is the character of Nursie. The problem of Nursi...

March 8, 2017

Recently, I was lucky enough to see The Lookingglass Theater Company's production of Moby Dick at South Coast Repertory. A visual wonder, the show made us of aerial arts, stylized movement, singing, acrobatics and theatrical innovation to tell the rambling and psychological journey of the ill-fated Pequod. Especially effective was a chorus of 3 Victorian women played mothers, townspeople, sirens, whales and Moby Dick himself and the ocean. With minimal costume...

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