Thursday, January 24, 2013
WSJ.com: Scenic design is not unlike fashion design, said Mr. Patel. "It's very much of its time." Take "The Great God Pan," Amy Herzog's new play about a 32-year-old man (Jeremy Strong) who learns that he may have been molested by a neighbor when he was 4 years old. The set is a massive box-like structure with a digital image of a forest printed onto it. Cut-out shapes jut out and disappear like safety deposit boxes, providing tables, seats and walls for various domestic, professional and social scenes. Designed by Mark Wendland, the forest image suggested to Mr. Patel "nature as a kind of irrational force."