Monday, October 29, 2007

Review: “anon(ymous)” @ CCM

So I saw anon(ymous) at CCM. I honestly didn’t know anything about it until walking into the theatre and reading the "Director’s Note" in the program. A new play that premiered in 2006, it is "a wonderful modern adaptation of The Odyssey, Homer’s epic tale of a man’s difficult journey home."

What struck me more than most any performance was the direction and set design. At various times throughout the play, the main character is in the ocean for various reasons and with various other characters. The effect that was created in order to achieve that illusion was very striking and effective. The nature of the "sea" also had to change, be it calm for swimming with a goddess or rough during a storm. The performance that did stand out to me was Sarah Beth Tew (right) who played the Senator’s wife, Helen Laius. Hilarious.

1 comment:

Sarah Beth said...

Hey that's me! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the shout out. Pleasant surprise.