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On the other hand, a lack of visual information is a form of visual information; once you adjust to it, the dark created by the designers… becomes exceptionally expressive. Between black and jet black there’s room for a lot of drama.New York Times, Jesse Green
Cromer has likewise forsworn, as a writer steers around clichés, any emotional underlining of the kind you typically get from costumes (David Hyman), sound (Daniel Kluger) and overacting. His principle seems to be that of fiction itself: to force an engagement between the author’s imagination and the reader’s. When you enter a story, especially one that is basically a mystery, you should do so almost naked, with as little information as possible.
Parker plays Bella Baird, a 53-year-old creative writing professor who lives and works in the most dismal of environments, courtesy of Alexander Woodward’s unsparing set designs. Her office is a gray cube with not a drop of color to give it a hint of life. Equally drained of life, her home offers no joy, not even a sense of comfort….Even her work wardrobe, supplied by David Hyman, is rendered in dark hues that reduce her to a slender shade who blends into the background of every room.Variety, Marilyn Stasio
Vanishing projections (Aaron Rhyne), melancholy underscoring (Daniel Kluger), and costumes designed with a sense of heightened realism (David Hyman) match the tone of the play with exacting precision.Theatermania, David Gordon
In costumer David Hyman’s casual clothes, Parker brings Rapp to life with a lovely looseness. She conveys Bella’s love of books, a devotion that overrides her interest in daily life.New York Stage Review, David Finkle
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