Friday, February 4, 2011

Invisible Theatre's 'Miracles' will make a believer of you

Invisible Theatre's 'Miracles' will make a believer of you


Invisible Theatre's 'Miracles' will make a believer of you


Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011


Rachel Lacy tackles the show's most difficult role, that of Eve, with grace and honesty. She must be incoherent and reactionary one moment, and lucid and eloquent the next (the play switches from reality into the dreams of the adults - Eve always is lucid in those dreams). Lacy makes us believe that the fantasy Eve is just as real as the autistic Eve, and she does this without ever resorting to caricature.
Betsy Kruse Craig's turn as Kate is beautifully colored - which is surprising given that Higgins made her pretty one-note. Craig was completely invested in this character, which made the audience invested as well.
James Blair cuts a fine figure as Eve's concerned Dad, who is initially seduced by the thought that his daughter is a thinking person with dreams, hopes. While he had the look and demeanor, Blair had a hard time showing an interior life. That robbed the play of some of the tension it needed.