by robert askins. world premiere. premiered: alley theater, tx. january 2019. directed by will davis. sets: arnulfo maldonado. costumes: melissa ng. lights: barbara samuels. sound: miles polaski. photography: lynn lane.
"I wasn't disappointed when I saw the stunning stage, with a gilded spiral staircase dominating the gilded balcony of a Highland Park estate, where money and privilege inform the lives of Terry (a high strung and hilarious Valeri Mudek) and her rich, drunken, gun-toting daddy, Kip (T. Ryder Smith). Bravo to Arnulfo Maldonado's scenic design -- whether a minimalist beer joint or the pre-wedding Dallas palace where disguise and desire rupture audience expectations, even up to the very last scene." -- on THE CARPENTER, Houstonia Magazine. "This show's aesthetics are as wonderfully over the top as the play, while at the same time being oh-so realistic. The gigantic, extravagant set that represents the fiancée's home could not be more accurate of what one thinks when picturing a Highland Park home." -- on THE CARPENTER, Broadway World.