Review On Gray People (2019 Extension)

Mark Hein

Registered Critic

The folks at Force of Nature give this tight script one of their best productions so far. The set — by Jeff G. Rack, Redetha Deason, and Jerry Chapell — is understated and brilliant: gray flat tree shapes repeated so we see a forest, but also see it as off, wrong, ominous. Jonathan Agurcia's costumes deftly denote each character both socially and personally. And Sebastian Muñoz's direction keeps everything moving, and the lines of tension tightening. The actors are all highly skilled (that deep, deep LA talent pool again!)... it merits a longer life on stage than the current half-dozen performances.