Best Budget Stage Design

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

Staff Pick

All you really need to create theater is an actor and an audience. The rest is just frosting ... but who wants cake without frosting? Over the past year, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company has—without the big budget of a major regional theater—repeatedly served up productions with some of the most mouth-watering stage designs in town, taking full advantage of their unusually broad playing space. Especially sweet were the sets for this season's Seascape and The Last of the Boys. Jared Strickland created the former's titular seascape, complete with rocky crags framing a sandy cliff-top under a wind-swept sky. For the latter, Richard Talley created a trash-strewn, rusted-out trailer park on a desert plain with astonishing attention to detail.

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