Custom Made Theater Co. @ the Gough Street Playhouse
Scenic Design by Erik LaDue
Arther Przybyszewski isn’t quite “there”. He’s not much of a person to change anything . . . or keep his donut shop clean. The idea was to go for a look that gave credit to Arthur’s lack of initiative to decorate, or change his environment. Earlier in the play, Max Tarasov, Arthur’s shop neighbor, refers to how Aurthur seems to keep in his hole, avoiding the light. I aimed to bring this existential void to being through a stark, simple set. Although a naturalists play, I wanted walls that could double as realistic architecture and the lining to Aurthur’s psyche.