Critic Gerds talks with Sutton on “new” Romeo
In an interview with Warren Gerds/Critic at Large, Prof. Brian Sutton tells of the differences between next week’s production of “Searching for Romeo” compared to 2012. One of the major differences is that this one is produced by UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance, and the benefits of an impressive scene shop, plus… Says Sutton, “The set, for example – once again designed by Jeff Entwistle, but with far fewer budget constraints this time – is going to be truly impressive. I was in the scene shop a couple of days ago, and I felt like I was looking at the parts being constructed for a house – a real house, not a stage house, and a good-sized one at that. The play begins and ends in a modern-day high school, with the middle portion being in Shakepeare’s “fair Verona” – and Jeff has created real-looking lockers that will be raised when we go to Verona, then lowered back to the stage when we return to the high school at the end, almost like the chandelier in ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ I could never have dreamed of having things like that in 2012….” There’s more here.