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On Theater: SCR revival is a 'Sight' for sore eyes

March 22, 2012|By Tom Titus

As the interviewer, Anderson maintains an icy demeanor while injecting her own agenda into the hostility-charged exchange. Sims, conversely, projects a steely defensive position which leads to a crackling confrontation of Jew versus German, having little to do with artistic talent.

The four staging areas are beautifully fashioned by scenic designer Cameron Anderson, whose overall backdrop is artistic in itself. Geoff Korf's lighting and Cricket Myers' sound design also contribute to a strong atmospheric effect, as do Fred Kinney's mixed-period costumes.

"Sight Unseen" offered, in 1992, a preview of future SCR-produced works to come from Margulies — "Brooklyn Boy," the Pulitzer-winning "Dinner With Friends," "Shipwrecked" and the cream of the crop, "Collected Stories," which SCR also has produced twice. Its revival at the theater where it all began further underscores the playwright's impact.


TOM TITUS reviews theater for the Daily Pilot.

If You Go

What: "Sight Unseen"

Where: South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

When: At 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until April 1

Tickets: Cost $20 to $68

To buy tickets: Call (714) 708-5555 or go to

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