Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One-woman show offers multiple perspectives | The Invisible Theatre

One-woman show offers multiple perspectives | The Invisible Theatre:

One-woman show offers multiple perspectives
Actress takes minimally decorated stage and doesn't let it go
Posted Apr 17, 2012

The Invisible Theatre’s Susan Claassen may have to relinquish her crown for one-woman shows. With its latest offering, “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead,” Claassen, the theater’s charismatic managing artistic director, is making room for her protégé, Betsy Kruse Craig.

“The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” closes the Invisible Theatre’s 42nd annual season with a seven character tour-de-force. Betsy Kruse Craig, who is also an associate director at IT, takes the minimally decorated stage and does not let it go. Portions of her costume changes occur on-stage through a screen, so that we can better appreciate the extent of her transformations. The play unfolds as each character layers on information to the narrative from her (or his) perspective.
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Betsy Kruse Craig as blond vixen Tanya in 'The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead.'