by Anna Kerrigan
directed by Carolyn Cantor
set design / Dane Laffrey
costume design / Jenny Mannis
lighting design / Japhy Weideman
sound design / M.L. Dogg
Premiered August 14, 2011 // 2econd Stage Theatre
"The set, by Dane Laffrey, with its soothing avocado-green walls and discreet piles of board games and sports paraphernalia, suggests a suburban cocoon immune to headline-making unrest."
-Charles Isherwood / NEW YORK TIMES
"The author gets invaluable assistance from Carolyn Cantor's keen direction, period-perfect design work by Dane Laffrey (set) and Jenny Mannis (costumes) and a spot-on ensemble who looks, acts and feels like a real family."
-Joe Dziemianowicz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"Set designer Dane Laffrey does a great job with his very lived-in suburban living room and kitchen (my mother had those plastic cone lampshades, and she was very proud of them too)."
-Erik Haagensen / BACKSTAGE
"...the period setting of young playwright Anna Kerrigan's new "The Talls" ensures some fun visuals. The show, which opened last night at Second Stage Uptown, takes place in the Bay Area in 1970, so set designer Dane Laffrey and costume designer Jenny Mannis went to town."
-Elisabeth Vincintelli / NEW YORK POST