Production: St.Edwards University
Location: Mary Moody Northen Theater, St.Edwards University, Austin, TX
Direction: Nick Mayo
Text: Brian Crawley
Set: Ia Ensterä
Lighting: Kathryn Eader
Costumes: Benjamin Taylor Ridgway
Sound: Eliot Haynes
Music: Peter Stopschinski
Vocals: Adam Roberts
Photography: Bret Brookshire
The set, by Ia Enstera, is as much a character as the performers, with an oblong tiled rotating center platform that serves as multiple locales along with doing duty as the bus. Four bus stations fill the four corners of the theatre and the bus is rotated to point toward the next destination. Suitcases become seats in her wonderfully inventive and functional design.
"Add in Ia Ensterä's kinetic set design and the incredible ensemble work one comes to expect from St. Ed's, and you have a moving, engaging, and important story about a young woman who learns not only the nature of true beauty, but the nature of true love as well."