Manhattan Theatre Club
by Nick Jones
Moritz Von Stuelpnagel, dir.
Jason Lyson, Lights
Jennifer Moeller, Clothes
Palmer Hefferan, Sound
Joan Marcus, Photos
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"It's directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel with the same pedal-to-the-floor intensity he brings to "Hand to God" on Broadway. The sets, by Timothy R. Mackabee are inventive and stylish as are the natty costumes by Jennifer Moeller."
Phoebe Hoban, Village Voice
"Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the play makes clever use of both its minimal set — a clothes rack, a door, a table — and its versatile actors, most of whom play multiple wacky parts."
Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
"Timothy R. Mackabee's set consists of a rack of clothes and a rolling door, which can be wheeled around at hurricane speed, allowing for any number of very silly gags."
Jennifer Vanasco, WNYC News
"But if silliness appeals, then you're likely to appreciate the wit of this stylish production, which is directed by Hand to God's Moritz von Stuelpnagel. That's partly due to Timothy R. Mackabee's scenic design: a spinning door is used as everything from a portal to another time to the ordinary entrance of a clothing factory. A metal clothing rack provides props for a whole scene. "
Zachary Stewart, theatremania.com
"Bathed in Jason Lyon's noir lighting, Timothy R. Mackabee's nifty set features a door on castors reconfigured into seemingly infinite new spaces. A rolling clothes rack is the other major item, keeping us in the realm of fashion while offering space for Jennifer Moeller's impressive array of costumes."
Matthew Murray, talkinbroadway.com
"Timothy R. Mackabee's bits-and-pieces set helps von Stuelpnagel tremendously (the swirling time travel sequences are rendered with a sublime, perspective-skewing silliness), as do Jason Lyons's anything-for-a-laugh lighting."
David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America
"Under the circumstances, Timothy R. Mackabee's extremely spare set design -- a clothes rack, a doorway, and a few furnishings -- is a good idea, allowing the action to move as fast as possible. (It's not clear if he designed the upstage wall, a typical arrangement of bricks and radiators, but if he did, it looks great.)"
Michael Hartung, theasy.com
"Through a successful collaboration between actors, designers, and director the audience is welcomed into New York in the 1930s and more. Timothy R. Mackabee’s set is as simple as they come, but impressive versatility and a little imagination allow it to transform the small theatre at New York City Center into new location after new location."