And shame on you, Purple Rose, where are your production values? Vincent Mountain's luminously abstract set fights tooth and nail with Danna Segrest's hyperrealistic props. Characters walk through invisible walls, yet the making of a souffle is staged with Food Network verisimilitude. Purple Rose seems to be enjoying a summer vacation.
[Originally published in August, 2009.]
Sally Mitaniís snotty review of Wake, the current Purple Rose production, falls short.