–– MARKLAND TAYLOR, VARIETY
THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES
by Carey Perloff
Workshopped at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference,
Directed by Elizabeth Diamond
Premiered at Lucille Lortel’s White Barn 2002
Directed by Loy Arcenas
A.C.T. 2003, Directed by Carey Perloff
"A fascinating human portrait of the multiple legacies of imperialism"
–– ROBERT AVILA, SF BAY GUARDIAN
" Colossus of Rhodes is part history, part romance and part vaudeville song and dance with a Brechtian influence. The songs, written by Catherine Reid with lyrics by Ms. Perloff, are very effective and they move the story along. The simple, multilevel set by Hisham Ali is exceptionally lit by Nancy Schertler. The whole drama is very skillfully staged, mostly as individual scenes that flow smoothly into each segment of the capitalist's life."
–– RICHARD CONNEMA, TALKIN' BROADWAY