By James Hesla
Directed by Randy Baker
May 31 – June 26, 2005
“BEHOLD! is an Everlasting Gobstopper of a play: it goes on and on, with flavor following flavor in a stream of sweetness. It’s tinged with magic. Director Randy Baker and the rest of the RORSCHACH crew have created a tightknit, perfectly synchronized carnival of a show.” – Washington City Paper
“Sharp direction… a cast of young performers who put a great deal of energy and intensity into their rather bizarre characters… it is always intriguing and frequently entertaining.” – Potomac Stages
“Rorschach Theatre brings Mr. Hesla’s madcap “epic comedy” to life in their multi-faceted Sanctuary Theatre space. It’s a lively, funny jaunt in the nature of It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as a Sideshow Barker, a Laundromat Attendant, a Sea Captain, a self-proclaimed Woman of Mystery, a pair of Hotel Bellhops, a Waitress, and a Husband and Wife on Holiday chase after Anna Tingle’s box.
“Director Randy Baker and his design team transport us back to the feel good days of Route 66 with an actual bit of highway down the middle of the staging area. Signifying the unknown roads yet to be traveled, this highway has all the sideshow attractions, dilapidated motels, “snak” shops, and carefree oddities of the original. 60’s beach music adds to the feel and beat of the production as crab men, Siamese twins and 18″ penises offer themselves up for our guilty viewing pleasure and mesmerized gullibility. Mr. Baker keeps the pace fast, even with constant scenic changes, and the jokes are delivered to draw the audience into the play’s theatre-in-the-round proceedings. Don’t be surprised to be offered a cocktail or handed a walking stick at some point.” – Curtain Up
FEATURING Cecil Baldwin, Andy Brownstein, Liz Chomko, Tim Getman, Jason Linkins, Hugh T. Owen, Jenny Morris, Kerri Rambow, Shane Wallis and Grady Weatherford. / DESIGNED BY Raquel Davis (Lighting Design), Matthew Frederick (Sound Design), Sara Nelson (Set Design), Yvette Ryan (Costume Design), Debra Kim Sivigny (Props Design) / STAGE MANAGED BY Debbi Arseneaux, Jenny Byrd (Asst SM)