CMU School of Drama

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“Ironbound” at City Theatre

The Pittsburgh Tatler: Anne Mundell’s set for City Theatre’s production of Ironbound (a new play by Martyna Majok) consists of a tall rusting steel bridge support set atop a graffiti-covered concrete base that is surrounded by mounds of detritus and trash. This monumental girder, which looms over the desolate New Jersey bus stop where all of the action of the play takes place, writes the economic and infrastructural woes of the Rust Belt in visual shorthand, creating both a fitting metaphor and a suitably bleak setting for its protagonist Darja’s own disintegrating social and economic situation.

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