I popped downtown last night to see “Sunlight,” a new play written by Sharr White and directed by Bryan Fonseca, before it finished its run at the Phoenix Theatre.
I won’t have time to write about it in detail but since there are two more performances (tonight and tomorrow), I wanted to let you know that I loved it. Magnificent acting from Bill Simmons, Gayle Steigerwald, Rich Komenich, and Angela R. Plank. Sumptuous set designed by Robert Broadfoot. And a layered, language-y script that made me itch to jot down the lines I particularly loved. It made me think deeply about how life as we know it has changed since September 11, 2001, but it did that in a powerfully, complexly, human way, not in a “oh, no, another dreary 911 piece” way.
Have I mentioned that I loved it?
I’m working on my review of “The Twilight of the Golds” which has one more weekend at The Theatre Within. This piece does not have the production values that the Phoenix piece does, but it, too, is thought-provoking, timely theatre. Yes, timely, even though the play is from the 1980s. In fact, it is perhaps more powerful and relevent now as a “period piece” than it was (I imagine) in the 1980s. More about that in a day or two.
There is a LOT of other intriguing theatre going on this weekend in the Indianapolis area. I’m going to see as much as I can of it and write about at least some of it.
But right now, since I just popped home on my lunch break, I had better pop right back to my day job.
‘See you at the theatres!
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
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