TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
'Triangle', which just opened at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, embraces our distant and immediate past, creating glimmers of a future, and doing things that other musicals just don’t.
Entering the house, you soak in Joe Ragey’s scenic design upon which the contradictions of the place are writ large. “Harlan County is UMWA County” isn’t the only sign proclaiming union loyalty, but they all seem overshadowed by the smaller ‘We Accept Food Coupons’ placard.
Like North Pool and Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, the characters of Lake Effect take a heightened form of the imperfect journey we all take when crossing into uncomfortably different worlds.
If you balked at J.M. Barrie’s 1902 novel as a child, perhaps because families named Darling, dogs named Nana, and astral beings like Tinkerbell were a walk into the weird, this show is for you.
This script is so strong, in part, because the playwright avoids the prescriptive; instead, he provides four rich characters with whom you genuinely want to spend time.
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