Directed by Christopher Marshall
Sound Design: Beth Lake
Lighting Design: Karyn D. Lawrence
Presented by Sage Hill School Drama department at The Studio at Sage Hill on February 8-12, 2012
Anna Karenina is a tale of passion, love and duty. This production focused on Anna's relationship with her child, in this case her daughter, and its evolution through Anna's memory. Seryozha is a constant presence, aware of each decision Anna is making.
This production used harsh lighting and dilapidated costumes to create the unreal, dreamlike world that represents Anna's memory. Everyone and everything was focused on Anna; Her every moment watched and scrutinized. The sound design of this show defined each characters' relationship with Anna. Fluid, evolving drones lead from one scene to another, punctuated by sharp, metallic beats. Real world moments, such as the ball, and the wedding dissolved into Anna's memories on the stage.
Sage Hill School is a private school located in Newport Beach, CA. All students audition to be a part of the program, and many work professionally in Los Angeles. They are a very talented group of kids, entirely willing to take on this challenging piece of theater.
Below you'll find recordings of the final production, and a few photos to accompany them.
All photos are courtesy of Aaron Huniu.
Beth Lake does not claim rights to any of the music contained in these recording. This is merely documentation of a performance in which this music was used.