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The Eaten Heart

The Debate Society, 2007

a world premiere play by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

directed and directed by Oliver Butler

scenery by Amanda Rehbein

costumes by Sydney Maresca

sound by Nathan Leigh

at the Ontological Theater, New York City
and the Redhouse Theater, Syracuse

...an outstanding design team... Rehbein perfectly captures the anonymity and interchangeability of a cheap motel room while Riggs uses minimal light to maximum effect to compliment the play’s odd dimensions and mysterious tone.

- Sean Michael O’Donnell, Show Business Weekly

...the design elements... provide a series of ingenious tableaux.... The cast and crew may call themselves the Debate Society, but their talent and inventiveness is never really in question.

- David Cote, Time Out New York

A flawless work of theater... the technical precision of this show is what sets it apart... continually defies our expectations of the space... Such theatrical alchemy has turned The Eaten Heart to gold.

- Aaron Riccio, New Theatre Corps

As engrossing as the acting is, the real star turns out

to be the show's design; sound, lighting, set and costume mesh deftly

to immerse the audience in the sordid milieu of this peculiar hotel.

- John Del Signore, gothamist.com