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Kill Local

by Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay, La Jolla Playhouse, CA
costumes: Jessica Ford, lighting: Paul Whitaker, sound: Broken Chord

cast: Matthew Amendt, Carolyn Braver, Candy Buckley, Amanda Quaid, Xochitl Romero

 

 "As soon as the plastic curtain peels back on Wilson Chin's special effects-laden set, the audience realize they're in for an edgy roller coaster ride. Thanks to its pacing and often shocking special effects, the play's realistic violence gives it a cinematic look."– Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune

 "Wilson Chin's set features a traveling act curtain of industrial-strength plastic, just begging to be splattered with gore, which reveals a super-realistic construction site with menace hanging as acrid in the air as the smell of wet cement."– Welton Jones, San Diego Story

 "A beautiful set designed by Wilson Chin. The plastic sheet as a curtain is the first sign this is not your average show."– E.H. Reiter, Broadway World

"Blood will flow (and spurt). It all happens in a wonderfully detailed set that looks like it was transported directly from a construction site. The hair-raising special effects are terrific."– Pat Launer, Times of San Diego