Thursday, February 7, 2013
Quick Comment: Design for Living, Austin Shakespeare at the Rollins Theatre, Long Center, February 6 - 24
by Michael Meigs
The songs performed by chanteuse Kara Bliss highlight Noël Coward's sly wit, but Ann Ciccolella's staging of Design for Living proves he was no mere champagne dandy. Marvelously articulate dialogue pops and snaps, and it's full of emotion. Michael Miller, Martin Burke and Helen Merino deliver the most exuberant, mischievous and riveting ensemble work I've seen in many a day.
Design for Living by Noël Coward, Austin Shakespeare at the Rollins Theatre, Long Center, February 6 - 24. Tickets via thelongcenter.org or at (512) 474-5664.