Imaginative sets, colorful costumes, unique props and, of course, fabulous student talent were showcased in this fresh, vibrant production of the timeless Shakespeare classic.
Rebecca Misenheimer, an assistant professor of theater, designed the set, which was primarily a white-on-black theme subtly suggestive of the yin-yang symbol to represent the continuing theme and importance of balance among characters throughout the play.
Junior Emily West, who designed costumes and props for SBU Theater productions “Dracula” in 2010, and “Don’t Dress for Dinner” in 2011, put her creativity back to work for this production’s thought-provoking costumes.
“Emily designed these costumes with an eye toward making them contemporary enough so that they resonate with the audience, and so that they reflect character, but also talk about the ancestry of the play, and the progression of the play from its origins in the Renaissance and Shakespeare’s inspiration from the old Greek stories, and moving forward to now,” said theater professor Ed. Simone, who directed the play.