Saturday, February 5, 2011

UA grad shines in ‘Miracles’ - Arizona Daily Wildcat - WildLife

UA grad shines in ‘Miracles’ - Arizona Daily Wildcat - WildLife


UA grad shines in ‘Miracles’

Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Invisible Theatre always does an impressive job of building convincing worlds in limited spaces.

But the draw of "Miracles" is undoubtedly the acting. As Tom, James Blair (also the play's technical director) tingles with subdued angst and anger. Betsy Kruse Craig plays Kate Kingsley with the dual respect and bursting zeal of a truly caring teacher. But Rachel Lacy steals the show as Eve.

Lacy, who graduated from the UA last December with degrees in theater and French, takes on the autistic Eve with stunning conviction. She bobs her upper body in tune with a cosmic groove that only she can hear. She raps her head with contorted fingers, and caresses her flopping ponytail while reminiscing about horse's manes. Adopted mannerisms seem a part of her DNA.