Stage Director

Mitisek's judicious use of video projections on the theater's big screen added a welcome bit of depth and color, keeping our eyes alert to settings of castle, forest and ocean.

Long sticks carried by singers were used to suggest oars or a dense forest or turbulently rolling waves.... One effect called for the sticks to be dropped into a campfire-like pile, with reddish lights suggesting the couple's smoldering passion. It also conjured an aura of storytelling itself, returning this legendary tale to its roots.

Rick Schultz Los Angeles Times