by thornton wilder, translations by nilo cruz and jeff augustin. miami new drama, fl. october 2017. directed by michel hausmann. sets and costumes: arnulfo maldonado. lights: david lander. sound: sarah vingerhoedt. musical direction: salomon lerner. photography: arnulfo maldonado, stian roenning.
"Arnulfo Maldonado’s stark, striking set covers the Colony stage in clean-lined pine boards (so fresh you can smell them) to project a platform into the seats, a striking physical way of extending the play’s message that the life we see onstage is our own...the show is lively, welcoming, even playful, without a hint of reverence. Despite the bowler hats and aproned gowns (Maldonado also designed the beautifully detailed costumes), the characters seem contemporary." -- on OUR TOWN, CultureViewMIA.
"Arnulfo Maldonado designed the minimalist set and beautifully detailed period costumes, David Lander the full-of-sunset lighting and Sarah Vingerhoedt the intricate soundscape. In 'Our Town,' Wilder has composed a snapshot of a way of life that no longer exists. But the play endures because it is also a timeless template for the way we live, love and suffer loss. Miami New Drama’s glorious 'Our Town' brings that template into sharp, engaging relief." -- on OUR TOWN, Miami Herald.
"The creative team’s work is expert: Arnulfo Maldonado’s note-perfect costume design with the floor length skirts, fedoras and vests; his simple stage design including a floor of plain lumber planks jutting past the proscenium to the edge of the seats..." -- onOUR TOWN, Florida Theater On Stage.