For this week’s #Throwback Theater Thursday post, we look back at Theatre of Youth’s 2001 production of “Still Life With Iris.” If you have any suggestions for future #TBT posts, firstname.lastname@example.org”email them to me or leave a comment at the bottom of the post. Here’s Patricia Donovan’s rave review of the show, which starred Jamie Devinoff and featured backdrops based on paintings in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery:
If there were enough rating stars, I would sprinkle a dozen or so over the Theatre of Youth production of “Still Life With Iris,” Steven Dietz’s marvelous allegorical fantasy.
This multifaceted, haunting play is dark, glittering and full of places and mysterious symbols that are a delight to explore. It was the first for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New Plays Award and has delighted audiences throughout the country ever since.
And this production, certainly one