The West Coast Premiere of Phenomenon of Decline
Photo Credit: Koury Angelo
By Joe Tracz
September 3-5 & 10-12, 2010 Son of Semele Los Angeles
Fifteen years ago, Randolph Wonder’s twin brother went into a bog to retrieve a fly ball and never returned. Now Randolph lives in the bog in a vigil of grief and guilt, in a ramshackle cabin he built by hand. But as the cabin starts sinking into the earth, and his three sisters arrive with three different agendas, Randolph must choose between seeking the dead and returning to life.
AthroughZ Productions is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of Phenomenon of Decline. Directed by Caitlin Hart With: Han Nah Kim, Steve Madar, Meredith Wheeler, Alia Wilson, and Kiera Zoubek Stage Manager: Jen Potell Assistant Stage Manager/Props Design: Kristen Hammack Set Design: Adam Lillibridge Light Design: Morgan Edwards Costume Design: Christina Bayer Sound Design: Brian Wood
“Mr. Madar and the rest of the cast do a great job portraying Traczs characters, which have complex emotions existing within a haze of sadness.” – Rachel Stoll, LA Theatre Review
“Director Caitlin S. Hart seizes on the text’s Gothic elements in a staging worthy of The Old Dark House” – Bill Raden, LA Weekly “His play -part gothic melodrama, part abstruse fantasy has the potential to genuinely haunt.” – F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times Theater Review