Director Jon Lawrence
comments on this production. “In particular, I am thrilled to sink
my teeth into the world of von Lutz because it is a tricky
play. It requires great balance of sexuality and sophistication,
passion and desire, acceptance and rejection.”
Tricky is an understatement.
Playwright Dennis Miles seems to throw taboo topics and questionable
actions to his audience in an effort to test their emotions. It is in
the final moments of the play that will leave some people appalled of
an upper class world that still exists today. However, there is no
doubt the audience will be entertained, or at the very least teased,
by some of the behaviors on the stage.
delivers in acting. Steve Callahan literally seduces the von Lutz
family and the audience as hunky Diern. Devin Sidell is appealing and
likeable as Anelle. Barret Kime brings depth into the sympathetic role
of Dix. Nick Salamone and Diane Cary head the von Lutz family with
intelligence and class. Rounding out the cast are Anthony Backman,
James Michael Bobby, Kerri Higuchi, Brenda McDonald, and Stewart
On the technical side, set
design by Dan Mailley is charming, complete with desirable chess set
pieces for chess lovers. Lighting design by Robert Oriol is effective
and well done.
With complex characters
complimented by talented actors, von Lutz is a recommended must
- Adrian Rennie
Produced by Indie Chi
Productions with Elephant Stageworks, von Lutz performs at the
Lillian Theatre, located at 1076 North Lillian Way in Hollywood, CA.
Running through October 30, 2005, performances are Thursday through
Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $20.00 for the
Thu-Fri-Sun performances and $25.00 on Saturdays.
For more reservations, please
call (866) 811-4111 or visit http://www.theatermania.com
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