By Maria Irene Fornes
Run of the Mill Theater, Baltimore, November 2004
We presented The Danube with two short satires by Twenties writer Djuna Barnes. Fornes’ piece, structured by Hungarian language-learning records, explores the poisoning of a relationship in an apocalyptic landscape. The design focused on found objects from the decaying warehouses of post-industrial Baltimore.
“The Danube is structurally complex, and may sound a little confusing on paper, but director Kathleen Amshoff keeps her eye on the ball; the situation is nightmarishly surreal, but the characters are oblivious in a down-to-earth way. It makes for some great comic scenes, a few touching, Chaplinesque moments, and a few scary parallels to ecological scenarios of our own.”
- John Barry, Baltimore City Paper, November 11, 2004. Full story here.
Set Design: Damon Pelletier
Costume Design: Nina Mahi Zadrozny
Lighting Design: Dustin Dunsmore
Sound Design: Nischom Silverman
Puppet Design: Sarah Jennings
Dramaturg: Laura Ridgeway
Stage Manager: Bronwyn Akeley
Featuring: Richard Cutting, Jon Ferreira, Ben Lawrence and Janel Miley
Photos By: Jurgen Linder