by alex lubischer. nyc premiere. premiered: roundabout theater company, nyc. march 2018. directed by will davis. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: asta bennie hostetter. lights: jen schriever. sound: palmer hefferan. photography: arnulfo maldonado, joan marcus.
"Mr. Davis makes the most of the small Black Box space, configured by the set designer Arnulfo Maldonado as an encompassing corn crib. Mr. Davis also does right by the play’s moments of highest tension and emotion, neither pushing them toward unwarranted resolution nor batting them away. He thus keeps us engaged in the unanswerable questions it is a dramatist’s job to pose. Why does grief work so differently in different lives? Why is life so impossible for some people?" -- on BOBBIE CLEARLY, The New York Times.
"Director Will Davis manages Roundabout Underground’s miniature really-still-a-basement space extremely well: He’s placed seats on three sides of the stage, so most of the action happens in the near-round, and Arnulfo Maldonado’s set covers all four walls in corncob bins, glowing gold as a Midwestern afternoon."-- on BOBBIE CLEARLY, Time Out New York. "Davis has devised an incredibly intimate production, which places actors in front of us, but also lurking in the shadows behind us. Set designer Arnulfo Maldonado literally surrounds us with corn. Ears of them bulge from behind chain link fence around the perimeter of the room, holding back the maize deluge." -- on BOBBIE CLEARLY, Theatermania.