Date: October, 2011
Venue: Fresno City College, Main Stage
Collaborators: Janine Christl-Stein (director), Debra Shapazian (costumes), Jeff Barrett (sound)
My Role: Scenery and Lighting Designer
One of the few times I have had the opportunity to revisit a show in an entirely new production is Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion.” Previously, I was the lighting designer. This time around, I provided the scenery and the lighting for a main stage production at Fresno City College.
“Christopher R. Boltz’s lighting superbly sets the mood — the opening is a stunner as the cave throbs with flashes of various hues, setting a mystical scene — and his impeccable set, on which those lights seem to dance, offers a heft and solidity that serves as a counterbalance to the airy nature of the prose.”-Donald Monro, Fresno Bee
“Set design by Christopher R Boltz successfully creates the appropriate atmosphere for an otherworldly magician’s cave, while his rich and specific lighting design provides some of the best magic tricks in the show– complete with misdirection and magical reveal.” – Heather Parish, Valley Theatre Reviews