Set/Costume Designer

COT stages two political satires crafted under Nazis Mitisek's Brechtian staging imagines the piece as enacted by a troupe of traveling players living out of suitcases (a prop that also figures prominently in "The Clever One"). The so-called Loudspeakers (Paul Corona and Neil Edwards, both of whom deliver the English translation crisply) jot down intelligence data about the audience in red notebooks, and two Auschwitz-style bunk beds tie the action further to the Nazi era.

John van Rhein Chicago Tribune