R-ACT takes on the dramatic production of Creation of the World and Other Business this weekend. The cast and crew agree that this show will likely have everyone in the audience experiencing all ranges of emotion while enticing you to think about the why’s, what’s, and how’s.
Director, Mike Nelson, shares that while all theater begins with the same preparation and analysis, dramatic productions soon shift focus. The actors work on creating sincere emotional moments as opposed to working the timing of comedic bits. “Creation, if we do it right, will have people run the whole gambit of emotions, from silly to anger to intense sadness, celebration to pain to enlightenment.”
Rebecca Rocereto (Azrael) shares, “I want people to think, to see both sides of the coin. God with so much love, but strong in what he wanted for the world. Lucifer, wanting to "help" but not doing it so well. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, going from the innocence and ignorant to knowing hurt, pain, loss and love.”
Conrad Bianco (Raphael) hopes the audience will see the production “is a story and not how the earth was created.”
This show is all about the emotion. As Nelson puts it, “I think we better have a bunch of Kleenex available. This cast is tearing it up!”