Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Growing Pretty

 

continued

The script is perhaps a bit loaded with nuclear-family-dysfunction big-ticket items: depression, dead siblings, absent father, infidelity. It helps that Lucy's story is coupled to real events — the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Tiananmen Square, Jack Kevorkian, the rise of Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton — which tether her to a recognizable world, because it's not always clear what meaning Crim was trying to tease out of the unhappy family history. Lucy does grow pretty: when she pulls off a hoodie she convincingly transforms herself from chubby twelve-year-old to resplendent young adult, and the change owes a lot to the effective costume design of Meghann O'Malley Powell. The fluid, simple production is directed by Michelle Mountain and rounded out with a solid ensemble including Grant Krause, Michael Brian Ogden, and Rhiannon Ragland.

Growing Pretty continues its two-month run through May 31, Wednesdays through Sundays plus two Tuesdays, May 6 and 27.

[Review published May 2008]    (end of article)

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
City Administration
Photo: Spring "snow"
A Big Vacancy
Opportunity at Briarwood and other marketplace closings
Sally Mitani
Restaurants with Delivery Available
A clickable zoomable map
Schools Millage
On May 2, the AAPS will ask voters to extend and expand the schools' sinking fund.
James Leonard
Saline's Mangiamo Closes
As Emagine Theater's opening nears
Billie Ochberg
Another Reprieve for English Gardens
They'll be at Maple Village through year-end
Sally Mitani
Photo: Otto under crab apple
Roadside Cooking
Peeking at BBQ pits
Bob & Jorja Feldman
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI
Victors for art at the university of Michigan Museum of art
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI