Mark Landis, director of this production of Stage Door, did an outstanding job at clearly communicating the goal of this play. Landis had a huge ensemble to work with for this play, but he managed to keep the actors’ motivations and arrangement of actors and props very organized. This play was set to be realistic and believable, and the blocking and movement of the characters helped do just that. Even with numerous actors on stage their movements were genuine and went along with each actors’ motivations. Actor Cathryn Morrison, who plays struggling Broadway actress Kaye Hamilton, was given very small amounts of blocking and moved very timidly whenever she did. On the contrast, Mary Pumper, who portrays successful actress Jean Maitland, was given large amounts of movement and used the stage more because of her vivacious nature. Mark Landis used the space given to him in a way that help deliver a believable boa...
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...d a carefree spirit before Hollywood changed him. The costumes fit the time period and helped the audience picture the time period of the play easier. To show the time of day in the play, lighting designer, Chelsea Mylett, either lit up the stage with bright lights to show that it was earlier in the day or created dull gray lights on the stage to show that it was late at night. Each designer 's work was intertwined perfectly to produce a successful play.
Mark Landis production of Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s Stage Door , produced by The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance, was a huge triumph. The mixture of the director’s and play designers’ critical decisions helped with such a triumph. The humor and lessons throughout the play were great for an older audience, therefore, I would recommend this play to my peers and those older than myself.
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