By Peter Shaffer
Promethean Theatre Co. - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
February 22-March 3, 2013
"This is pure, raw theater cut down to the bare essentials. With deceptively minimal costuming and sets, director Stephen M. Eckert allows his cast to use its acting ability and the simple power of Shaffer’s language to tell the story.
...A significant part of Eckert’s direction is reining in Shaffer’s language, retaining its natural poetry without allowing the actors to wallow in its blatantly symbolic flights of fancy, which wouldn’t ring true for either the young man or his staid psychiatrist.
...With its strong cast and Eckert’s precise direction, its themes may not always be easy to watch, but it achieves a transcendent level of artistry."
-Ted Mahne, New Orleans Times-Picyune
" There's a lot of intense subject matter — animal maiming, mental illness, cruelty — but this production of Equus handled the material in an interesting and thoughtful way."
-Tyler Gillespie, New Orleans Gambit
2013 Big Easy Entertainment Awards
Best Play (Nominated)
Best Direction of a Play (Nominated)
Best Actor in a Play, Bob Edes Jr. (Won)
Best Actor in a Play, Jesse Friedman (Nominated)
Best Costume Design, Laura Sirkin-Brown (Won)
Best Lighting Design, Leah Farrely (Won)
Scenic and Lighting Design by Leah Farrelly
Sound Design by Mike Harkins
Costume Design by Laura Sirkin-Brown
Stage Management by Leah Farrelly
Jesse Friedman as Alan Strang
Bob Edes, Jr. as Martin Dysart
James Howard Wright as Frank Strang
Wendy Miklovic as Dora Strang
Rebecca Frank as Hesther Saloman
Rebecca Greaves as Jill Mason
Blake Buchert as Harry Dalton
Diogo De Lima as Horseman/Nugget
Michaela Cannon as Horse 2
Monica Ordonez as Horse 3
Shelley Johnson-Rucker as Horse 4/Nurse
Photos by John Barrois