Friday, April 06, 2007

Oliver Twist

John Jay College

So far this is my favorite scenic design of the year. This hollow, dirty, smoke-filled box was the perfect picture frame for this fascinating Brechtian re-telling of the classic Dickens novel. This tightly directed, rhythmic version almost felt like a musical and I wouldn't have been phased at all had Nancy busted out with "As Long As He Needs Me". Perfomed by an excellent troupe of soot-smeared actors, this production was slick, energetic, very memorable and I highly recommend checking it out.

Also blogged by: [Patrick] [Christopher]

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