by kurt weill, with new arrangements by dianne adams mcdowell. world premiere. premiered: westport country playhouse, ct. june 2006. directed by tazewell thompson. sets and costumes: arnulfo maldonado. lights: robert wierzel. sound: larry roberts. photography: t. charles erickson.
"Arnulfo Maldonado artfully creates a bare stage/backstage environment (as well as a beautifully detailed period proscenium). His costumes evoke a time and mood, but they don't limit actors as they go from song to song and character to character. The seemingly stark stage and presentational format allows Robert Wierzel to create some dramatic lighting moments." -- on JAM AND SPICE, Variety.