Written by Rachel Bonds
Directed by Mike Donahue
Lighting by Scott Zielinski
Produced by South Coast Rep
Costumes by Rachel Myers
"The idea of confining a small set of characters into a single hotel room set---here beautifully designed by Lauren Helpern and lit thoughtfully by Scott Zielinski---is certainly not a unique new device seen only in this play. But in this case, the setting doesn't feel simply as a means to an end (though it certainly aids the ease in which characters reveal themselves). As small as the room may be, characters still find a way to create their own areas and niches to have their important, revelatory heart-to-heart talks."
-- BroadwayWorld.com LA
"The scenic design of Lauren Helpern boasts a “kitchen sink” realism with a set that looks like any one of dozens of rooms I have stayed in. And the move from inside the room to outside is a cool example of technical expertise."
-- Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes
Produced by Studio Theatre
Costumes by Kathleen Geldard
"Lauren Helpern, who designed the set for the South Coast Rep premiere, here supplies a New Mexico hotel room so exacting you can peek into the bathroom of neatly folded towels and watch the bedside alarm clock tick past midnight. In the ultra-cozy Milton Theatre, the actors act as if in a long movie close-up."
-- Washington Post
"We begin, and spend most of our time, in a hotel room in Santa Fe, NM. Lauren Helpern’s scenic design convincingly captures the familiar, sometimes comforting and sometimes soul-crushing, sameness of a generic hotel room while still injecting some bright Southwestern pops of color."
-- DC Theatre Scene
"Linda (Ora Jones) and Rudy (Peter Van Wagner) are settling in to their hotel room in Santa Fe, New Mexico with all of its southwestern flair (captured perfectly by set designer Lauren Helpern)."
--Broadway World DC