SHOW TO SEE IN CHICAGO. Director Brandon Bruce has assembled a terrific
cast for this BackStage Theatre production."
- Nina Metz, NewCity Magazine
"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
- Lenora Inez Brown, Chicago
"Director Brandon Bruce has elicited several fine performances that
showcase both the suffering and the triumph of the expedition."
- Rick Reed, Windy City Times
"...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
photos by Brandon Bruce