by Beau Willimon
The Flea Theater
Sets: Donyale Werle
Lights: Ben Stanton
Costumes: Heather Dunbar
Few modern plays are so completely theatrical. Even in silence, the show feels alive, because Willimon and the creative team offer more than just dialogue and psychological conflict. They create a miniature universe in which every detail throbs with meaning.
And the meaning evolves. After creating such powerful bleakness -- and a statement on what happens to the poor in a disaster -- the show introduces an alternative. E-Z has a dream in which Lowboy rises from the ground and says Malcolm, who saved his Bible from the storm, can walk on water.
By shaping small details, like the careful way Malcolm touches his Bible, director Daniel Goldstein creates a specific, relatable base for the play's larger themes.
-Mark Blankenship – Variety