The world stage premiere for the adaption of the now classic story began June 24th and wraps up this Saturday, July 3rd, with two final shows. Yep, it’s a shorty, but damn you guys if it’s not a goodie.
“The gothic fairy tale returns, this time on the stage, in New York. The classic story gets it’s world stage premiere at Bayard Studios. Edward is created and is incomplete. He has everything a human has, except his hands, which are scissors….”
Clocking in at 1hr and 40 mins of performance time, split by a 15-minute intermission, the experience could be seen on the longer side. But with such a talented and passionate cast, its immersive set design, and a story you probably know and love, the show is well worth the $15 price of a ticket.
The Theatre’s set design, conceptually developed by artist Tom Taylor to match director Richard Crawford’s interpretation of the story, is fantastically arranged for the experience. It’s economically-constructed from the mind of Edward – maniacal, mysterious – yet somehow overwhelmingly accessible.
You’ll notice this immediately after entering the two curtain-draped doors at the face of the warehouse on Bayard Street, where one enters under the guise of a caricatured Edward himself. Here, theatre-goers are greeted by the ghostly sounds of a sole harp player seated across from a theatre bar serving light refreshments. Guests sit at a series of white, cloth-draped numbered tables out in the center of the building’s floor. I was seated at lucky number 13…