The Art of Artifice

“This meticulous imitation of a 1950s theater, Michael Locher’s set for Trouble in Mind, conveys nothing so strongly as the sheer, ponderous waste of theatrical artifice. It is infuriating, really. Real brick walls were only a paint scraper away! The theater’s catwalks needed only a bit of a paint-treatment and a heap of rope to conform to the period! The thought of this is bewildering — and I suppose that’s the point.”

-Christopher Grobe, “The Art of Artifice,” 11/5/07 New Haven Independent

Posted by: Tanya


One response to “The Art of Artifice

  1. I am mounting and framing Christopher Grobe’s two-paragraph analysis of the ‘Trouble In Mind’ set; it’s a convsersation piece I’ll hang onto for years!

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