the danube

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