WMNR 88.1 FINE ARTS PUBLIC RADIO

THEATER CIRCUIT RESURRECTION Paul Marte

ROSALIND FRIEDMAN/CCC Hartford Stage

Broadcast: 11/28/08 3 min.

Plays through Nov 16

I found the World Premiere of Daniel Beatty’s Resurrection, simplistic, monotonous and eventually boring. Directed by OZ Scott, the 6 actors proclaim and declaim standing for the most part across the stage. They are not talking to each other, but yelling at each other.

The sparkling set, a wall of glistening glass beakers, lit by Victor En Yu Tan, adapted by Jason Arnold, Karen Perry’s lush costumes and Daniel Bernard Roumain’s interesting music, enhanced the production. But in the end, Resurrection did not keep its promises and was a decided disappointment. ###


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