Praise for Three Decembers, Central City Opera
"The most obvious and inventive aspect of the staging is the striking, abstract set, which he conceived in conjunction with designer Cameron Anderson. It consists of white, glassless windows of varying sizes and shapes hung at irregular heights. These familiar building elements, though they allow people to see in and out, are nonetheless barriers. They serve as telling metaphors for the emotional and psychological walls that exist among these characters and provide a visual structure for the story. What begins with three windows slowly grows to 50 by the work’s climax, as more and more is learned about the three characters. When at last, the long-hidden secret at the core of this family comes to light and the three characters finally bear themselves fully to each other, the windows are removed. Indeed, everything on stage disappears, including the side curtains, revealing everything backstage. The rear of the theater, like the lives of these human beings, is naked — shorn of any decoration or facade."
~ The Denver Post