Tag: To Fool The Eye
Feb. 22, 2013
‘To Fool The Eye’ lacks full potential
“To Fool The Eye,” 1812 Productions’ adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s “Leocadia” by Jeffrey Hatcher, does admittedly feature visuals worthy of the play’s title. A rotating backdrop, clever lighting, quality costume design and a variety of visual gags are all executed very well and contributed a great deal to the production value of the show. However, the plot of Hatcher’s play also seems to be intent on deceiving the audience — the show makes grand gestures, commenting on the nature of love, memory and illusion — but feels largely unsubstantial.