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Brandon Bruce - Director
Terra Nova
TED TALLY
 

BackStage Theatre Company
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2004

SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGN: Nancy Freeman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Timothy "Dante" Goodhart
SOUND DESIGN: Brandon Bruce
PROPERTIES DESIGN: Julie Ballard

JEFF RECOMMENDED
 
   

"#1 SHOW TO SEE IN CHICAGO. Director Brandon Bruce has assembled a terrific cast for this BackStage Theatre production." - Nina Metz, NewCity Magazine FULL REVIEW

"RECOMMENDED. Sometimes things just work, and Brandon Bruce's directorial debut as BackStage Theatre Company's artistic director is one of those things. His production of Ted Tally's 1977 drama Terra Nova-which tells the story of an expedition in which, ironically, nothing worked-boasts a strong ensemble and a resourceful design team (who extol rather than bemoan their meager budget), stimulating the mind and the imagination."
- Lenora Inez Brown, Chicago Sun-Times FULL REVIEW

"Director Brandon Bruce has elicited several fine performances that showcase both the suffering and the triumph of the expedition." - Rick Reed, Windy City Times FULL REVIEW

"...director Brandon Bruce has staged a solid, gripping drama about men battling nature and what it means to be a member of a team."- Christopher Piatt, Chicago Reader

"Brandon Bruce's direction is solid.Although there are uplifting moments, this is a bleak, compelling and thought-provoking story told by an excellent company that will leave you haunted and moved."
- Venus Zarris, Gay Chicago
Magazine FULL REVIEW

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Actual photograph of Captain Robert Falcon Scott at the South Pole, January 18, 1912
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