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.
Nominated for Set Design 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award
"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.