September 15, 2009

VIGILS: The Reviews Are In!

Vigils has opened.
The reviews are in.

"shows off Haidle's almost uncanny sense of stage poetry - not just in the use of language but in every aspect of the theatrical experience...a haunting piece"
- Dallas Morning News

"It's a breathtaking, satisfying experience...director Aaron Ginsburg creates taut, unforgettable stage pictures while spinning his cast through rapid-fire exchanges and carefully choreographed repetitions.."
- Critical Rant & Rave

""strong, often moving, performances..."

"Directed by Aaron Ginsburg, the Kitchen Dog production is smart and ingenious, blessed with a remarkable cast..."

"Ginsburg and his designers (Craig Siebels, scenic; Christina Dickson, costumes; Laura McMeley, lighting; John M. Flores, sound) succeed in creating a dreamscape of haunting images"
- Theater Jones

September 11, 2009

OPENING: Vigils at Kitchen Dog Theater

For the last six weeks, I've been directing an amazing play at the equally amazing Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.

Written by Noah Haidle (I also directed his play Mr. Marmalade in 2007 which earned me a DFW Theater Critics Forum Award for Best Direction), Vigils follows a widow who's firefighter husband is killed trying to rescue a baby from a blaze. However, instead of mourning his loss, she does what any normal person would do and locks his soul up in a box in her house. The play is beautiful, heartbreaking, surprising and... yes, a comedy.

The cast (the unrivaled quartet of Tina Parker, Ira Steck, Matthew Gray and Jim Kuenzer) will blow your mind, the technical team (genius extraordinaires Craig Siebels [set], John Flores [sound], Laura McMeley [lighting], Cristee Dixon [costumes], and Ruth Stephenson [stage management]) are brilliant, and my direction ain't half bad either.

It runs through October 10th, 2009 at Kitchen Dog Theater.

Check it out!