This blog post is by Emily Schweich, a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major.
The Waiting Room photo by Dylan Singleton
Forgiveness from Heaven, an 18th-century Chinese woman, suffers after years of foot binding. Victoria, from 19th-century England, has hysteria. Contemporary Jersey girl Wanda has trouble with her silicone breasts. They all come together in a modern doctor’s waiting room.
Lisa Loomer’s 1994 play The Waiting Room takes place in “the past, and the present, and often both at once. New York City, England and China.” This transcendence of time and space creates a formidable challenge for set designers – how can they create a believable, authentic and versatile design?
Cohen said he hoped the set would highlight the play’s juxtaposition of the clinical and the beautiful.