The Two and Only
by Jay Johnson
Helen Hayes Theatre
Also: International Arts Theatre, London
Atlantic Theatre, NYC
Brentwood Theatre, Los Angeles
American Repertory Theatre, Boston
Directed by Paul Krepple & Murphy Cross
Lighting by Clifton Taylor, Sound by David Gotwald
Sketch of set at the Atlantic Theatre
"There's a sweet, self-effacing quality to Johnson's unforced stage manner, magnified by his willingness to play second fiddle whenever he has a puppet in hand. Those co-stars are liberated from a jumble of suitcases, boxes and baskets spread across an expanse of blue that extends heavenward in Beowulf Boritt's simple set, which hints that the dummies have both a life and an afterlife."
~David Rooney, Daily Variety
"We meet them one by one as Johnson removes them from a collection of tawny-colored cases, crates and baskets scattered across the simple but striking dark-blue set, created by Beowulf Boritt."
~Joe Dziemianowicz, The New York Daily News