Review On Apple Season


Leigh Kennicott

Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


Artistic Director Anthony has overseen a triumphant production on the tiny Moving Arts stage in Atwater Village, helming a three-person cast that features the redoubtable Rob Nagle as Billy Rezz, a former basketball star, now a reclusive farmer who comes to make an offer on the Apple Orchard next door. His offer stirs old wounds for Lizzy (Lisa Hernandez, who works hard to connect), as memories conjure her brother, Roger (a sluggish Justin Huen, seen in flashbacks), ultimately leading to an explosive conflagration. Playwright E.M. Lewis’ storytelling demands ever-changing perspectives of inner and outer moments of dream-like recollections, best achieved by Martha Carter’s magical lighting sleight of hand that, among other things, evokes a traveling box-car, while Scenic designer, Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, commands dimensionality in her rustic evocation of an Oregon back yard