YOU BETTER SIT DOWN: TALES FROM MY PARENTS' DIVORCE
by Anne Kauffman, Matthew Maher, Caitlin Miller, Jennifer R. Morris, Janice Paran, and Robbie Collier Sublet
The Civilians, Williamstown Theatre Festival/Flea Theater
directed by Anne Kauffman
scenic design by Mimi Lien
costume design by Sarah Beers
lighting design by Ben Stanton
projection design by Caite Hevner
"With the aid of Ben Stanton’s warm lighting, Mimi Lien’s homey set, and Caite Hevner’s atmospheric projections, Kauffman and the cast re-create the feeling of a visit to see the folks, with all the fear, loathing, and love such a trip can entail."
-David Sheward, Backstage.com
"We hear of telephones being thrown, family heirlooms disputed, and children—along with, in one case, several hundred prized comic books—shuttled between homes. In relating these matrimonial misfortunes, the performers also reenact the original interviews: responding to unseen interlocutors, casually stepping away to refill a coffee cup or answer the phone. A shifting array of funky wallpaper patterns, projected upstage, marks the passing eras of the parents’ couplehood and dissolution."
-Miriam Felton-Dansky, The Village Voice