Thursday, December 08, 2011
My Life at the Theater-Much Ado About Nothing
We saw this a few weeks ago at the Hilberry Theater in Detroit. I have probably seen it at least three times, but in the right hands, it is always enjoyable. And this production was great.
Except for a staging problem. In order to absorb the rain they wanted to use in a scene, they covered the stage with gravel. It was very annoying to have the crunch of gravel in every scene. And then the gravel began to develop mold so they tried to bleach the mold and nearly killed off one audience with the fumes.
But the crunch of gravel will always cement my memory of watching a top-notch production in a great year for this company.
Can't wait to see their next production THE CRIPPLE OF INNISHMAAN.