The poetic nature of being immediately immersed into the world of the spirit of the Cuyahoga was not only awe-inspiring, but it transported your mind from simply attending a play into a fluid state of curiosity. The stage was set, with you at the center of the action; finding where in the environment your ecological niche best fit, or in this case… Sit.
From the stark contrast between the elemental intricacies to the marrying of unorthodox mixes through anthropogenic abuse, Fire on the Water created a powerful message that forced you to view the situation… Not as an analytic audience member, but as the elements of the environment themselves.
From historical accuracies to the intertwining themes of both natural and man-made worlds, this work was a visually masterful blend that left you wondering what was in store.
I couldn’t dream of a better way to truly kick off the year of ongoings that surround the cultural immersion of the 50th year since the Cuyahoga River burned than this experience. For that, I resoundingly and repeatedly say to the producers, playwrights, directors, actors, audio technicians, set designers, and all in between—Bravo! Bravo!