The House of the Spirits Is a Praiseworthy Production
|Spiritualized: This House is a beautifully realized adaptation.|
On a single glorious set that fluidly shifts locations and time, a triumvirate of stunning leads read that dialogue with brilliant clarity. As Clara, Julie Rada ages from a girl to a granny with a simple grace uncommon in a young actor.
Marcelino Quiñonez wisely resists hamming up Esteban Trueba's more emotional scenes or playing his villainy too darkly, and the result is a performance that allows us to care about this frankly unpleasant man. And Sabrina S. Scott gives a wonderfully unsettling performance as Ferula, Esteban's feral sister.
Her modulated performance -- particularly in scenes where she's seen seducing her sister-in-law -- brings new dramatic weight to the play.
Read the full review of The House of the Spirits from this week's print edition.