“GreyZelda Combines Film and Live Action in ‘A View from the Bridge’ by Arthur Miller, ” the press release reads. Boy, I wish that wasn’t the case. This young company is many exciting things. They are great actors and a tight ensemble in Miller’s superbly crafted script. Where GreyZelda falls off the beam is in their use of video for all of the narrator’s scenes. In production and performance these canned pieces just drag the audience out of the hard work that seems effortlessly poured into the rest of the play. Aris Tompulis’ Eddie is a big lug who you want to hug and punch alternately, but he is always human. Nicolle Van Dyke and Kelly Breheny, Beatrice and Catherine respectively, hold their own. They give hard, delicate and beautiful performances. See this play. Support this company. GreyZelda will be well served by continuing to take chances as long as they genuinely support the production. (William Scott)
At Stage Left Theatre, 3408 N. Sheffield, (773)883-8890. This production is now closed.