Friday, February 4, 2011

Miracles

Miracles

"MIRACLES" MAKES US BELIEVE

by Chuck Graham
TucsonStage.com


As director, Susan Claassen keeps the developments clean and clear...



The play becomes a pinball machine of psychology, as the rolling metal ball makes lots of noise setting off one bright light after another in swirls of chaotic colors. Each of the actors by turn keeps raising the score a little higher.
Blair's acting is solid as the lawyer accustomed to making his points and winning his cases. We feel his frustration entering Eve's world where the logic is more slippery.
Craig gives an impressive performance as the therapist who shapes Eve's environment in her own favor. She makes us appreciate how much of a teacher's world really is illusion.
But it is Lacy who gives "Miracles" its center. She is totally committed to the role of Eve. Rolling her eyes, twisting her fingers, extending her arms at odd angles, we begin to see her through our own attitudes about autism. The experience is a very special kind of theater.
Read the full review here: Miracles