Columbus Dispatch arts writer Margaret Quamme attended the opening of our production of bobrauschenbergamerica (also the opening of our 2013-14 season) last night and had a lot nice things to say in the paper this morning. Check out these highlights.
Charles Mee’s weirdly compelling bobrauschenbergamerica finds a perfect match in Available Light Theatre’s precise and energetic production . . . which combines unlikely elements with results that can be comic or disturbing, but are always fascinating.
Thursday’s opening night performance often had the audience in fits of nervous laughter . . . While director Eleni Papaleonardos arranges her ensemble in challenging patterns, pulling the audience’s eyes here and there, she also allows each character, and each relationship, to emerge naturally and fully. What could in lesser hands be an intellectually chilly play here has emotional resonance, and an essentially plot-less play that could become tedious maintains the interest generated by those evolving characters.
To find out a lot more about what we have in store for you (and to read all the nice things Ms. Quamme had to say about the actors) you really should go read the whole thing.
For bobrauschenbergamerica info and tickets, go here: http://avltheatre.com/shows/bobrauschenbergamerica/