A Marvelous'Love Potion'... COT’s general director Andreas Mitisek is both stage director and production designer. The staging is simple and to the point with the set dressing as minimal as it comes, ...In addition, each cast member is given a long, solid rod about eight feet long. ...the rods are used as oars, swords, trees and the like. One of the most visually evocative moments is during a battle where the sticks are the weapons and the lighting casts big shadows, creating a splendid heightening of tension. Throughout the evening there is video projected against the back of the stage. This is tremendously effective and a welcome part of the production.