l-r Russell Braun, Gerald Finley (photo by Michael Cooper)You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog
by Shannon Christy, Senior Contributor
From a hotel room decorated with bottles to the final scene of a dinner after a fox hunt, the set of Paul Steinberg made the audience gasp with enjoyment. Of particular interest is the 1950’s kitchen of Mrs. Ford. This was a feast for the eyes in both form and colour and watching a 19th century troglodyte storm through it provided soul stirring laughter. Choosing to have this set in post war England under Elizabeth II – and not Elizabeth I as both Verdi and Shakespeare originally intended – provides the audience with a personal connection while reinforcing the notion that the more things change the more they stay the same.