Building Bridges

The Bridges International Repertory Theatre is a new theatre company here in Seattle, dedicated to promoting cross-cultural interaction through drama and discussion. I saw their inaugural production, David Hare's A Map of the World (playing at the Richard Hugo House through the 4th of February, and definitely worth seeing).

The set design was brilliant. Working in a 30' by 60' space presents some tricky constraints: having the set extend back the entire depth was a bold move, and it works: with a space oriented front-to-back, you get to witness some extraordinarily clever blocking.