What can be said about the dramatic “The Rimers of Eldritch” production? It’s a very complicated and complex play to pull off.
The Cerritos College Theatre Department, for the most part, played the play
“Eldritch” was played at the small theatre with only a stage and a background of dark tress to represent the woods.
No props, no furniture, no cars, no counters, nothing was placed on the stage of the production.
The audience has to pay attention to what is being said about where the characters are at, that way the audience will imagine the scenery.
This play is tricky to follow because it starts in the present, then goes to the middle, through the past, back to the present, back to the past, to the present, as if the play itself wants to constantly remind the audience what is happening to the story and goes back.
The lighting of the scenery was off at times, there wouldn’t be a focus on which character to concentrate.
The only way a person could tell who to focus on was when a character was speaking to the audience.
Based on the 1960s, the majority of the girls and women in the play had the popular high pony tails as hairdo for the character.
Hair designer, Christine Stahl- Steinkamp, could have done a better job to have more creativity to express the 60s.
The costume design by Joan Goodspeed was really pulled off the 1960s vibe.
Emmanuel Plascencia played the town hermit Scully Mannor. He really stood out acting like a crazed man who was not timid about expressing this character and had the raspy voice just like an older man would.
Skelly’s dirty costume fit well as a hermit. He yelled with facial expression, unlike the majority of the actors who lacked this feature.
The make-up, on account for Scully and Mary Windrod, was excellent.
The beautiful and young Doreen Wiley was turned into an old lady. The wrinkles, the hair, the tone of the face, the make-up designer Stahl- Steinkamp has done a very great job.
As for Scully, the make-up designer did an excellent job with his beard and hair.
The beautiful and young Doreen Wiley was turned into an old lady. The wrinkles, the hair, the tone of the face, make-up designer Stahl-Steinkamp really transformed Wiley to pass as an elder.
Courtney King, the actress playing Cora Groves, and Plascencia were the two who really made their places in the spot light.
King spoke with both a vibrant voice and had a very emotional face.
“The Rimers Of Eldritch” end in the rising action of the story. The main characters in the rising action ended the play with full force of anger and fear.
The play will continue from March 8 to 10 at 8:00 p.m. and March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Come and experience a very irregular formatted play that will leave you spiraling until the very end.