Anthony Dean Griffey (photo by Michael Cooper)
by Shannon Christy
the absolute star of the performance was Anthony Dean Griffey
Director Neil Armfield succeeds in putting the audience in the uncomfortable position of rooting for a man they probably do not like. Whether it is Peter’s attempt to really clear his name for the death of his first apprentice or his inadvertent murder of the second apprentice directly as a result of the lynch mob coming to get him, Mr. Armfield wants the audience to feel bad for Peter. This is a deliberately frustrating work because it forces the audience members to judge themselves knowing they probably would not have rooted or defended Peter otherwise.