Written by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash
Produced by Cardinal Stage
Directed by Randy White
Costumes by Ellen MacKay
Lighting by Patrick Mero
Sound by Mike Price
"The most prominent feature of Lauren Helpern's flexible and imaginative scenic design is an upstage bar, which is actually full service, selling drinks and snacks to patrons starting about 45 minutes prior to curtain."
-- Bloomington Herald-Times
"As you enter the upstairs theatre of the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium for the Cardinal Stage Company’s 'Murder Ballad', your first sight is of a pinball machine on your right. To the left is the bar. It’s a hefty piece with the usual back lit liquor bottles and a good sized mirror. There’s a pool table up ahead. On the right is a cramped band stand. Scattered around the room are two top and four top tables. The place is dark. The lighting is low. It has a nice crummy feel.
If you’re like me, as you sit with your preshow drink admiring the décor. You’re wondering how in the world Cardinal’s crew got designer Lauren Helpern’s bar and pool table up to the theatre and where in the world they got all the authentic looking pressed tin for the wall."
-- Indiana public media