Set/Costume Designer

Ever-resourceful LBO head Andreas Mitisek -- multi-tasking as stage director and production designer -- took the company to yet another bizarre location, a room within the World Cruise Center in San Pedro close by the Vincent Thomas Bridge. He placed the audience on two sets of risers facing each other, with a long wooden table between them doubling as a stage within a few feet of the front rows. If the intention was to make everyone feel the inward-looking claustrophobia of this setting of Shakespeare’s play, it succeeded. All made a gripping, close-up case, in Bloch’s 1950 English translation, for a rare piece that deserves to be heard.

Richard S. Ginell LA Times