Audience: Frank McKee
The script is beautiful, tragic and poetic. This production gripped me from the very beginning and wouldn't let go. It was by turns shocking, poignant, delightful and heart-wrenching. The lead actress, Julia Manis, inhabited the heart and soul of her tragic character and gave a touching and authentic performance. The lead actor, Adam Navus, was fierce as well as vulnerable. The chemistry between the two leads was fiery and convincing. Though wordless, the lobster man, Marland Burke, was dignified and yet pathetic, and in the end, empathic. This production had a lot of action and the Greek chorus of two beautiful dancers complemented the emotions and words of the scarred souls on the stage perfectly. Lighting and staging was perfect. After the curtain, the director read a beautiful letter from Patti Smith about Sam Shepherd's final days. It was a perfect epilogue to the play. I loved this entire production.