…director Melia Benussen wields a sure hand with her talented leads: Gottlieb supplies an engagingly strong-willed Treadwell, a woman who unites intelligence and compassion. The actress expertly conveys panic at the mounting demands of her imagination — a genuine fear of being sucked under. Marianna Bassham’s sprite of the unconscious gives off frightening vibes, and Craig Mathers, as Mac, pulls off the neat trick of defending sanity without descending into whining or self-righteousness. “Not Enough Air” draws an impressive portrait of the woman artist as psychological warrior.
Wow! Such CRAZY buzz for Not Enough Air! I LOVE IT!
Last year, TimeLine Theatre presented the World Premiere of Not Enough Air in Chicago. They were kind enough to give Central Square Theater a shout out for having such a fabulous time with the East Coast Premiere – and they used my photos! How cool is that?!
The Boston Phoenix, as I’ve mentioned before, has had a hard time getting a critic to a show at Central Square Theater this season. If we all recall, they sent someone to Harriet Jacobs during the very last weekend – which was already sold out!
This time, for Not Enough Air, they’re “doin’ it right”, and managed to get our favorite, Carolyn Clay to the actual press opening. The review starts on page one here, but the photo in question is on page 2.
In case I haven’t mentioned it a bazillion times already – this show is awesome. You should totally come see it. AIR10, people. AIR10.
Oh, Louise Kennedy, how I heart you. It’s been quite a while since you’ve come to Central Square Theater, and I’m so glad you came to Not Enough Air.
This is fast becoming the iconic shot of the show. I have mixed feelings about it, as it doesn’t show the leading lady’s face, but the composition is fantastic and it shows the basis of the struggle of the play: does one submit to their work or to their personal life?
If you had to choose, which would it be? Your work or your love? Your art or your relationships? Your work or your art?
Which is awesome, because it really is a fantastic story. In case I’ve never mentioned that before.
Jenna used two of my photos – the first one, not my favorite, but it does give you a bit of a sense of the play (Sophie, as a female who was, in a sense, trapped by her life/marriage – even her regimented and negotiated life with her husband, Mac), and the second, I adore. (Is that too egotistical? Am I allowed to adore my own work?) It’s a perfect representation of the fact that Sophie’s main character was always, always on her mind, even in the background, furiously creating a work of meaning.
Anyway – here’s the review, and don’t forget, AIR10 will get you $10 tickets to any performance – and it runs through 3/14.
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Ever since I stumbled upon this way back in the day, I have wanted to try doing 26things.
Today, I finally got up the nerve to do it. I was bustling around the kitchen, baking cookies for a certain boy who lives far far away for Valentine’s Day, and thought, hmm. This would be an interesting theme to 26things – my kitchen!