BWW Reviews: SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Heats Up Cincinnati
I had the privilege of seeing Seven Spots on the Sun and I need to get this out of the way immediately: it was fantastic. The show was truly one of the best productions I have ever seen. Seven Spots on the Sun is a World Premiere play written by Martin Zimmerman and directed by KJ Sanchez. The story flows the same way as a movie, and at many times it felt like I was watching a movie, with flashbacks and the play starting in the middle of the story. With just 4 buckets, a large piece of wood and some blankets as its main set pieces it was able to transport us to so many different environments. With one small movement of the set pieces you could go from a scene taking place in the middle of town to one inside a character's home.
The entire cast was great and with only 8 members if even one had been off, they all would have suffered. When an actor had their time to shine either with a monologue or a very emotional scene, they all nailed it. There were so many moments that could have been over-dramatic or over played but no one did and that proves that everyone involved in this production trusted each other and in the words they were saying.
This is a short review because I have nothing negative to say. I could really go on and on about how great this production was but it won't mean anything unless you go see it. And if you do anything this October, go see Seven Spots on the Sun. I went in without knowing much about the plot or the history of this story so I will allow you to do the same because it will definitely make your experience much better. Please do not miss out on this beautifully written, directed, and acted production.
Seven Spots on the Sun runs until October 27 at the Thompson Shelterhouse (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park).
Photo Credit: Sandy Underwood