Very Still and Hard to See

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By Steve Yockey
Directed by Michael Matthews
The Production Company
Los Angeles, CA
June 1- July 7, 2012



“Director Michael Matthews has given the piece a terrific stylized, ritualistic production on the uncredited set, which features two huge concentric circles drawn by the actors on the floor. The script combines comedy with menace, short on explanations but full of startling implications. Tim Swiss’ lighting and Cricket S. Myers’ sound contribute richly to the spooky atmosphere.  The eight actors demonstrate their versatility by playing two or more characters each. They take the script’s fantastic situations in their stride and act them exuberantly.”


“…if you want to witness the wickedly inventive Story Theatre-like staging of Michael Matthews,  consistently the best director in Los Angeles, then by all means go to Hell.”


“Steve Yockey’s series of haunted tales is strung together with expert eeriness by director Michael Matthews. “


“Consistently fascinating, however, was Michael Matthews’ staging. Utilizing techniques reminiscent of black-box theater of the 1970’s, Matthews’ actors crawl, twist, slither, hiss and cackle, creating such vivid scenarios that there was no need for a set or costume designer. The vocal work was also impressive, from disembodied voices to mysterious childlike lullabies…”



LA Weekly Nomination- Production/Play
LA Weekly Award- Playwright
LA Weekly Award- Lighting Design
LA Weekly Nomination- Director/Play
LA Weekly Nomination- Ensemble

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