The Remains

by Ken Urban, directed by David Muse, Studio Theatre, DC
costumes: Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting: Jesse Belsky, sound: Matthew Nielson

cast: Glenn Fitzgerald, Maulik Pancholy, Naomi Jacobson, Greg Mullavey, Danielle Skraastad


5 Helen Hayes Award nominations, including Best New Play

"The open kitchen/dining room– with its granite countertops and glossy floorboards– is worthy of a shelter-magazine photo spread. Wilson Chin's pitch-perfect set reinforces the theme of souring domesticity."– Celia Wren, The Washington Post

"Anxiety is high in the open-concept kitchen designed with great taste, down to the chicly constrasting wallpaper, by Wilson Chin."– Caroline Jones, Washington City Paper

"Before the play even begins, the audience takes in the pristine, sumptuous kitchen. This modernist dream, created by set designer Wilson Chin, is sleek, icy and clean, certainly an enviable living space. But while it may give off an air of perfection, there's something that keeps it from feeling 'homey'. This lack of warmth within an ideal setting is where The Remains lives."– Diana Metzger, Brightest Young Things

"Set designer Wilson Chin has built an immaculate, picture-perfect kitchen, a vision in stainless steel and white, that William-Sonoma fans would swoon over. Superb stagecraft that, near the end, holds startling surprises."– John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts