Melancholy Play: a Chamber Musical

by Sarah Ruhl
Piven Theatre Workshop
May 2015

Directed by Polly Noonan
Scenic design by Jacob Watson
Lighting design by Rachel Levy
Costume design by Stephanie Cluggish

Photos: Chris Zoubris

"Jacob Watson’s scenic design emphasizes otherworldly beauty: the portal behind the onstage musicians is covered in white curtains, and dim chandeliers dangle over the actors. This is consistent with Ruhl’s original stage directions, which avoid realism, making the space the interior of someone’s mind and a manifestation of Tilly’s liking for simplicity." - Chicago Critic