For Prix and the teenage girls who inhabit New York's toughest neighborhoods, coming of age is equal parts bullets and boys. With danger ever-present, and juvenile detention a second home, Prix seeks solace in the design of fireworks displays, her source of beauty in a world teeming with violence and despair.
Scenic Designer: Michael Philippi
Costume Designer: Katherine Roth
Lighting Designer: Michael Philippi
Sound Designer: Ken Travis
Production Stage Manager: Jane Pole
Photos of (1) Yvette Ganier and Abigail Lopez; and (2) Rosalyn Coleman and Yvette Ganier by Carol Rosegg.
Ms. Corthron has created a vivid world, believable and eye-opening, a place worthy of a dramatic visit, where no one would want to live but many have to.—Bruce Weber, New York Times |Read Full Article
Rich with humor, terse vernacular strength and gritty detai.—Variety