'Mr Burns' at Wesleyan


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When a reviewer mentions your work specifically but doesn’t seem to recognize the role of the designer:

“It’s hard to pull off the play-within-a-play device without looking cheesy, but the cast makes it work with discernible shifts between their “onstage” and “backstage” personas. The highlight of Act Two is a “chart hits” interlude in which all of the characters come on stage sporting sparkly, flashy costumes and perform a mash-up of songs that you definitely played at your Bar Mitzvah (Britney Spears’ “Toxic”, Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”, you know the drill). The singing is outstanding; the dance sequences, choreographed by Julie Mulvihill and Shana Laski ’19, are commendable, and viewers are reminded of why these songs have become the backbone of American culture […] Prior to the show, viewers are informed of the use of strobe lights and gunshot sounds, but unfortunately, the audience is not warned of the terrifying full-bodied Simpsons costumes." - Allison Hsu from the Wesleyan Argushttp://wesleyanargus.com/2018/11/26/mr-burns-is-a-darkly-surreal-tribute-to-the-power-of-narrative/

Photos by William Halliday.


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