by christopher chen. the play company, nyc. aug 2016. directed by lee sunday evans. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: junghyun georgia lee. lights: barbara samuels. sound: jeremy bloom. art installation concept: miao jiaxin. photography: carol rosegg, barbara samuels, arnulfo maldonado.
"The story that the sympathetic Lin Bo tells is not what it appears to be. Neither is much else in this ever-shifting play, directed with exquisite precision by Lee Sunday Evans, and slyly designed every step of the way. The set is by Arnulfo Maldonado..." -- on CAUGHT, The New York Times. NY Times Critic's Pick.
"Arnulfo Maldonado's white-box set shifts again, and we're in the next layer of the onion, watching a talkback with conceptual artist Wang Min (Jennifer Lim), who in turn subverts the conversation to the point of nonsense...the execution couldn't be better: Evans and her team clearly found the Inception-esque challenge of the text exciting." -- on CAUGHT, Time Out New York.
"Even if you get lost along the way, Evans' sure-footed production will keep you from drowning in confusion...Arnulfo Maldonado's funhouse of a set seems perpetually able to unfold into some new, unexpected scene." -- on CAUGHT, Theatermania.
"Under Evans's direction, Caught's cascading series of revelations unfolds crisply, set against shifting white backdrops that give the impression we're in an art gallery, and a theater, at once. Toward the end, the flats slide open and we see the performers who portrayed Bo and Min in what seems to be their natural habitat: checking iPhones, munching McDonald's. And yet: They're sitting in a brightly lit white cube, no larger than Bo's bedroom jail cell. Is it possible they, too, are actors, performers, fakes?" -- on CAUGHT, Village Voice.