Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Press for "The Love of the Nightingale"

Read what the critic's are saying about The Love of the Nightingale.

"...a whirling dervish of Greek mythology, atmospheric tension and a futuristic, fully immersive, hyperstylized theatricality...

"Director and lighting designer James Palmer and his first-rate design team (including William Anderson on sets and Ricky Lurie on costumes) have conjured up a strange steam-punk universe of mannequins and dystopian violence."

"The heart and soul of the piece belong to Romond and Reardon...
It's a helluva performance."

Palmer's production is stunning, with images and scenes of immense power and thrilling theatricality.

Full credit should go to the cast, an eye-popping 23, who commit fully to a challenging script and complex staging.

"James Palmer's stylish production traps us in the midst of the action, with scenic designer William Anderson creating a smartly enclosed environment"

"...lead trio Meghan Reardon, Kate Romond and Vic May bring remarkable honesty and nuance..."

"Red Tape's Love of the Nightingale was refreshing, bizarre, and remarkably resonant."

"Palmer and his enormous cast explode the story into life, ripping it from its ancient Greek context and filling it with anachronism and theatricality."

"The dream team of designers Palmer amassed has concocted a marvelous world."

"Romond's tortured Procne is excellent... we're entranced by her struggle."

"If Red Tape keeps churning out work like this, they'll become a tiger of the storefront scene."

"a solid contender for 2010's most promising addition to Chicago's off-Loop theater community."

The Love of the Nightingale
is Jeff Recommended and runs through May 29.
Get your tickets through our website!

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