The gorgeous ensemble for An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage: Deborah Hedwall, Patrick Clear, Karl Miller, Brandon Smalls, Molly Camp, Bill Christ, Kati Brazda, and Mike Keller. The designers: set, Antje Elleman; costumes, Ilona Myogi; lighting, Russell Champa; sound, Jane Shaw. Oliver Butler directs.
Student tickets to An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage are only $20. Info here.
Nick Dussault, Boston Metro: The intimacy works so well that the familial dysfunction starts to feel like pain you share with the characters. At times, the in-your-face emotions teeter on overpowering, leaving you squirming in your seat.
Ian Thal, Arts Fuse: Shinn is operating in a pseudo-realist mode here but, unlike dramatists who believe that means imitating the conventions of film or television, Shinn creates a dramatic version of a novella – this is a richly textured drama in only ninety-minutes. Not a word is wasted.
Alex Lonati, Broadway World: A theatrical experience unlike any I’ve had prior. More like venturing into someone’s private space and thoughts, which worked very well within the structure of the piece. I almost felt like I was witnessing a conversation I shouldn’t be privy to, but somehow couldn’t look away.
Travis Manni, New England Theatre Geek: Though a living room was likely not director Cameron Cronin’s first choice of venue, the emotional landscape he is able to convey is wonderfully achieved through a minimalist approach.
Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review: A strong production of Christopher Shinn’s puzzling political-or is it personal drama.
Kiki Samko and Michael Underhill
The Donmar opens booking to the public Tuesday June 16 at 9AM!
The Donmar has announced initial casting for Teddy Ferrara. Luke Newberry heads a cast that will include Nancy Crane, Oliver Johnstone, Kadiff Kirwan, Matthew Marsh, Ryan McParland, Anjli Mohindra, Pamela Nomvete, and Nathan Wiley, with more to be announced. The show will be designed by Hildegard Bechtler (set), Paule Constable (lighting), and Carolyn Downing (sound).