Oracle Theater, January 2012. April de Angelis's play concerns women, the industrial revolution, and power in the 19th century. With Katherine Keberlein and Sarah Goeden.
Set: Mike Mroch; Costumes: Darcy Elora Hofer; Sound: Chris Kriz; Lights: Julie Ballard; Stage Manager: Lindsey Miller. (All photos on this page by Ben Fuchsen.)
JEFF AWARD RECOMMENDATION.
"Masterful direction...Highly recommended." Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Beat.
"Stark, poetic...Yates has created a suitably chilly atmosphere, aided by Michael Mroch's set with its metal framing and costumer Darcy Elora Hofer's Vivienne Westwood-esque corset dresses, which serve as vivid visual reminders of the suffocating constraints of sexism and capitalism under which this mother and daughter must negotiate the world. Recommended." Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune.
"[T]he theater space is matchbox small but the stagecraft is immense....Director Karen Yates brings a tightly stylized intensity to this sleek visualization of verse. ...This is a beautiful production by truly gifted artists…." Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review.
"Wholly beautiful and smart with the right dash of dark humor." Devlyn Camp, Chicago Theater Review.
"Well worth a paying ticket, let alone free passage....Karen Yates’ driven staging rivets it in the moment." Larry Bommer, Chicago Stage Style.