Laura and I attended The Echo Theatre’s premiere production Saturday night. When I first found out about The Echo Theatre, the building still looked like a battered death-metal venue, and I remember someone saying the company was going to “try” to create a permanent theater. All of that made me worry that it might not quite be a success.
But I couldn’t have been proven more wrong. Indeed “try” is very much an understatement for what the Echo people have done; the exterior of the building is glitzy and inviting, interior is completely transformed, and the production was thoroughly enjoyable. And though theatre-reviewing is perhaps beyond the scope of this blog, the audience at the show I attended was well-entertained, and appropriately frightened.