Anna Christie

by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Daniel Goldstein, The Old Globe, CA
costumes: Denitsa Bliznakova, lighting: Austin R. Smith, sound: Paul Peterson, original music: Chris Miller

cast: Bryan Banville, Bill Buell, Chance Dean, Austin Durant, John Garcia, Brent Langdon, Jessica Love, Jason Maddy, Kristine Nielsen


Craig Noel Award nomination, Scenic Design

"Wilson Chin's terrific setting of tattered overhangs, wharf ropes and rusted metal flooring scores a coup when the saloon transforms amid copious dry ice into the barge."– David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times

"Creeping waves of fog blanket the stage, which Wilson Chin imaginatively transforms into a variety of nautical settings with the simplest of rough-hewn materials- ropes, rusty steel plates and ripped canvas. The design team makes the ocean a living, breathing character in the story. Physically, the show's a wonder."– Pam Kragen, North County Times

"Wilson Chin's scenic design is so authentic playgoers will think they are actually aboard the barge. From the inventive rope work, and the transition from bar to ship, every scene is transporting."– Diana Saenger, La Jolla Light

"Truly breathtaking stagecraft includes a scene change that deservedly received thunderous applause. Wilson Chin's set is a wonder of minimalism as it easily evokes a barroom and a barge at sea. Among other great inventions is the figurative use of ropes as a doorway. The transition from tavern to fog-enshrouded barge is easily the most eloquent, artistic scene change in memory."– Tony Frankel, Stage and Cinema

"The set change between Acts I and II is itself a work of art."– Josh Baxt, Culture Vulture