Well, as both of these shows have closed it’s a bit late to be doing a reviews, but I thought I might still share some thoughts on them.
This was a beautifully fluid production of a not so fluid play. “All’s Well” is one of Shakespeare’s Problem Plays. The ending seems random and devoid of sense, and the main character is a bit of a stalker. Scott Keel’s production avoids apologizing for the play or trying to fix it. The script was cut to a manageable length, and eliminated a lot of the unnecessaries. I think presenting the play this way encouraged discussion about the oddities, which is was stimulating. The production design was beautiful, and the actors inhabited their characters such that I can barely think of them as actors. Gorgeous.
“fix” is an evening of short plays and pieces based on the theme of addiction. This was an evening of bracing and sometimes harrowing theatre. The whole ensemble did a wonderful job of portraying such intense moments. I think the best thing about the evening was the unity that held together despite the different style, approaches, and in one case, mediums of the different pieces.
There’s my three cents,
Nathan Hathaway Adams