GOLDEN LEAF RAGTIME BLUES

 

by Charles Smith

Shakespeare & Company 

October 2022

Director: Raz Golden

Scenic: Theron Wineinger

Lighting: Katie Ward

Costume: Charlotte Palmer-Lane

Sound: Carsen Joenk

Cast: Glen Barrett, Kevin A. Coleman, Kristen Moriarty, Logan Slater

Photos: Oskar Ahlstrom

Nominee: BroadwayWorld Berkshires Award - Best Scenic Design of a Play or Musical

"Wineinger’s set is wonderfully tacky, crowded with stuff that wisely does not inhibit movement.  It is also redolent of the lives of the characters." - Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

"The two men have to find a way to communicate and to relate to one another’s intrinsic problems. They do this on one of the greatest, messiest sets ever created." - J. Peter Bergman, The Berkshire Edge

"Generally, there is no curtain in the intimate Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre but one was jury rigged for this production. Through translucent red material we heard the ragtime piano tune “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin.

Initially, the front was pinned back to reveal an amazingly cluttered apartment ... The detritus of the space occupied by the octogenarian Pompey (Glenn Barrett) entails piles of laundry, dirty dishes, stacks of newspapers, and numerous empty cans of Spaghetti-O’s. The holy mess of stuff creates the ambiance of the North Side of Chicago in 1993." - Charles Giuliano, Berkshire Fine Arts