Informed Consent

by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Liesl Tommy, Primary Stages, NYC
costumes: Jacob A. Climer, lighting: Matthew Richards, sound: Broken Chord, projection: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

cast: Pun Bandhu, Tina Benko, Jesse J. Perez, DeLanna Studi, Myra Lucretia Taylor

 

New York Times Critics' Pick

"A handsome set by Wilson Chin that wittily uses a quartet of staircases in the same general shape as DNA spirals."– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"Quite handsome, with the actors moving about a spartan set backed by a floor-to-ceiling wall of filing boxes."– Elizabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

"While suggesting larger notions, Wilson Chin's set is all function and order. Four circular staircases flank the stage, proving to be remarkably flexible for exits and entrances while at the same time managing to suggest the iconic strings of DNA under discussion. The back wall is so imposing you don't immediately see the building blocks are banker's boxes: perhaps a 'server' of sorts– perhaps an homage to Arthur Clark's transcendent monolith– perhaps just a really great device."– Kathleen Campion, New York Theatre Guide

"Four double-helix staircases anchor Wilson Chin's nifty set, while scientific images are projected onto a hulking stack of storage boxes."– Brendan Lemon, Financial Times