Saw this piece on Opening Night and had a fun experience. This Salome remix is worthy of discussion on the topic of desire. Using it to exploit others, to gain power or being consumed by it yourself this production offers an interesting commentary to these thoughts.
Our experience as an audience was interesting, the pace was definitely quick and driving you had to stay alert to keep up with it. But there was an energy in the room you don’t always get with an audience, we were in this journey together. There was this brilliant unplanned moment where one of the actors runs across the stage with 4 wine glasses as the characters prepare to toast Caesar. Well the actor moving so quickly suddenly lost her footing and the glasses began a free fall across the room- but as quickly as this happened she leaped foward, cause all four glasses and smoothly fell into a slide that rolled into her standing handing each cup to the awestruck soldiers ready for the toast. Immediately without missing a beat Herod shouted ‘TO CAESAR!’ and the actors raised the glasses and chanted back ‘TO CAESAR!’ And the whole audience burst into applause. It was a great time, fun and awesome cast! Go check out this show for yourself!