Private Lives

Another presentation by the SW Shakespeare company, starring Spencer Dooley as Elyot and his wife Justine Hartley as Amanda supported by Beau Heckman as Victor and Alison Sell as Sibyl with Elizabeth Polen as the maid Louise.
This was a competent production, although Sell deemed to have difficulty distinguishing between between projecting and yelling, and Hartley was a little too over the top, even for a role that does need an excess of drama.
Kudos to the fight choreographer, who did a great job on a small and cluttered set.
A note to the costume designer: if you can’t make the dress fit, a few safety pins will at least help keep it on! I worried that Sibyl was going to fall completely out of her dress.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Private Lives

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Well, Cathy stole all my comments, (except the dress one, that’s all hers), so I do not have much to add, except the strained English accents were painful; a nice neutral mid-Atlantic accent would have done just as well and been less of a strain for all of us.

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