Playwright: Clifford Odets
Director: Zelda Fichandler
Set Design: Andromache Chalfant
Lighting Design: Allen Lee Hughes
Costume Design: Linda Cho
Theater: Arena Stage
Photo: Scott Suchman
Some of the attitudes in Odets' 1935 drama might seem dated, but the pile of furniture with which set designer Andromache Chalfant clutters the floor in front of the stage looks unsettlingly similar to those seen on Baltimore streets almost daily as a result of evictions. And the central themes of debilitating economic conditions, the ravages of war, and false notions of respectability and status remain sadly resonant.
- The Baltimore Sun
Andromache Chalfant's design of the Berger apartment is on the money, down to the portraits of the family's immigrant forebears on the dining room table
- The Washington Post
the production is ferociously true to life. The brick walls that frame Andromache Chalfant’s setting appear solid enough that patrons who’ve not been to the Kreeger Theater before might well think them part of the building’s structure.
- The Washington City Paper