BWW Reviews: LUCIFER DESCENDING - A Modern Morality Play at MBS Productions

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What if hell was not present to solely torture and punish people, but also existed to instruct mankind to follow God and his commandments, and behave in a righteous manner? This is the fascinating premise of Mark-Brian Sonna's modern morality play, Lucifer Descending, currently being presented by MBS Productions.

In Lucifer Descending, Lucifer displays to Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve, some of the denizens who dwell in hell for eternity and the reason they are there. It is quite obvious that Mr. Sonna researched thoroughly the gruesome tales that were presented. The tales of the various inhabitants were presented in a highly chargEd Manner. Each condemned person outlined his tale with a multitude of gruesome facts which created an heinous effect of the highest order. The firstBWW Reviews: LUCIFER DESCENDING - A Modern Morality Play at MBS Productionsact concluded with the horrific story of Elizabeth Bathory, a medieval woman who had a most heinous method to seek eternal youth.

The performances were all fine. Special note must be given to Dylan Peck, who brought a distinctive avant-garde quality to his interpretation of King John, and Sara "Ragsy" Ragsdale, whose ardent yet controlled Delilah was easily the highlight of the evening.

The movement of the piece, as directed and choreographed by Mr. Sonna, was quite fluid. At times it moved with almost ballet-like liquidity, with action so precise that the need for formal sets were markedly unnecessary. Larry E. Groseclose's costumes were extremely imaginative-whole characterizations were created out of minimal bolts of clothes and masks.

Lucifer Descending continues at MBS Productions through November 6. For more information, please visit http://www.mbsproductions.net/.

 

Photo Credit:  Korey-Elizabeth Parker

 

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Joseph Melnicoff Joseph Melnicoff was born in Philadelphia, and his love affair with the theater began when his parents took him to see the great Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun when he was eight. He is currently working on a book, Poetry Set to Music: the Lyrics of Musical Theatre, and has plans to launch an internet series that will discuss and critique musical theatre. Joseph covers the theater scene in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area (commonly known as the "Metroplex" ) for dallas.broadwayworld.com. He has a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from Boston University and holds an MBA from Drexel University. Headshot by Mike Morgan Photography


 
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