Michael was refreshing, handsome and sincere as George Emerson, playing well off our naive yet sensually awakening heroine, Lucy (Sally Hecksel) who grew up before our eyes. She was almost hemmed in by chaperone cousin Charlotte, a complex character very well played by Kelly McNabb. Devin Faught was appropriately stiff as “Mr. Wrong,” Cecil. George’s father, Mr. Emerson (Rick Dethlefsen) seemed to embody the heart of the dynamic, renaissance attitude. Images and references to rooms and views, indoors and outdoors, dramatize the conflicts and contrasts.
The set was a wonderfully versatile collection of rolling platforms, stairs and cubes/chairs, simple and wooden, with hanging panels and projections that created the appropriate atmosphere in a surrealistic way. (Set/lighting/projections by Daniel C. Walker; “properties” by Jeff Boerger…? I’m guessing he built some wooden items that served as multipurpose “furniture”; there were not many other “props”. I doubt Jeff was responsible for parasols and teacups, but maybe...) The set/furniture was abstract so the elegant costumes by Kate Hudson Koskinen effectively took on the task of communicating the time period.
Director Andy Callis can be very proud of this elegant, romantic theatrical experience.
A Room with a View continues at LCC’s Dart Auditorium through November 16. 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, with ONE Sunday show, at 2pm on the 16th only (which will be sign-interpreted.)