Tag: TheatreFest 2011: Southern Comfort
Forget the plot. The music alone is worth the price of admission to “WMKS”; and TheatreFest audiences will leave the Titmus Theatre with smiles on their faces and robust renditions of familiar gospel, blues, and old-timely string-music songs ringing in their ears.
“WMKS is a microcosm of America on stage, and a celebration of tenacity,” claims director Allison Bergman. “A family coming together, regardless of their differences, and fighting for what they know is right. The format is a unique hybrid. Its music we all know, but it’s contextualized in a way that makes the familiar seem new.”
“The chemistry [between John Murphy and JoAnne Dickinson] is evident and easy to see and enjoy,” says set designer John C. McIlwee, “because of the closeness of the audience to the performers — the audience is practically sitting in the living room!”