Photo by Valerie Terranova
The theatre itself is strangely set up, though it works. The chairs are mismatched and uncomfortable as the show is about 2 hours long. The audience is in three sections, with a stage on the forth wall. This was done by scenic designer Peiyi Wong. The costumes by Lux Haac, lighting design by María-Cristina Fusté and sound design by Margaret Montagna are well done.
Songs About Trains is a fabulous idea, that I would love to see fleshed out a little more so it carries some weight. My guest who I brought to see this show was so confused, he wasn’t even sure what he saw. Sadly I could not enlighten him. On another note programs should be handed out as the internet does not work in the theatre, therefore no programs.
Songs About Trains: A Celebration of Labor Through Folk Music New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street until April 23rd.