Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

This rarely produced Edward Albee play is currently running at The Chopin Theater, produced by the Signal Ensemble Theatre, but for only another two weeks.

Go see it! Very seldom will I just flat out say a production is brilliant from top to bottom, but this is it. Great acting, sophisticated storytelling, top-notch design.

Don't believe me? Here's a snippet from Don Hall's revue and he's an ass.

Melania Lancy's set is really remarkable - both clean and dirty and detailed within an inch of it's life, the stage makes excellent use of the slightly claustrophobic downstairs Chopin Theater and uses those pillars to great effect. Mark Hurni's lighting is filled with subtlety and, like the music, perfectly underscores what the actors are doing. And what actors are doing is exactly why one goes to see theater.
You can read the rest of the review HERE.

You can get limited discounted tickets through Goldstar. Do it. Do it NOW!

Get their early to enjoy the live pre-show music.

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