Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters

Music & Lyrics by Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
Devised Narrative by Fenlon Lamb
Lyric Opera of Kansas City - Explorations Series - 2017

Director: Fenlon Lamb
Scenic: Jefferson Ridenour
Lighting: Nate Wheatley
Costumes: Mary Traylor
Starring April Martin, Samantha Gossard, Casey Candebat, John Viscardi & the Fry Street Quartet

“…a fascinating, creative presentation examining the emotional release inspired by anonymous confidentiality… versatile set design from Jeff Ridenour…the strings were centrally placed to serve as the primary voice and connecting feature. In obvious and effective symbolism, letters were pinned to chords strung across and about the performance area, casting fluttery shadows on the three oversize paper panels that served as backdrop. All was shaded in solemn gray tones, props and costumes, lending anonymity and versatility to the stories and characters.”
- Libby Hanssen, The Kansas City Star