Stepping Back in Time

We chose to lean into the Greek architecture, because Greek theatre is about community and connection.

Vivienne Benesch, Director

Meet the Designers

Welcome back award-winning scenic designer Lee Savage! Lee was last seen at PlaMakers as the scenic designer for our 2016 production of Detroit ’67 and Love Alone in 2014. Since we’ve last seen him, Lee has designed for Broadway’s The Lightning Thief and has worked with countless New York and regional theatres across the country. And joining Lee is assistant scenic designer Michael Ruiz-del-Vizo.

Inspired by the timeless themes of love, war, and community found in Aristophanes’ classic comedy Lysistrata, Bekah’s modern adaptation takes audiences on a hilarious and heartfelt journey through the complexities of modern marriage. And what better way to transport patrons to this world than through a set design that pays homage to its ancient Greek roots?

Lee’s vision for the set of The Game seamlessly blends classic Greek architecture with contemporary elements, creating a visually striking backdrop that sets the stage for the play’s comedic and poignant moments. Every aspect of the set design transports audiences to a world where tradition meets innovation.

But beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Greek set design serves as a symbolic representation of the play’s central themes. Just as the ancient Greeks grappled with the complexities of love, war, and societal norms, so too do the characters in The Game navigate their own challenges within the context of modern relationships and technology.

As Alyssa and Homer find themselves at odds amidst the chaos of an addictive online game, the Greek-inspired set becomes a metaphorical battleground where they must confront their own desires, fears, and ultimately, rediscover the true meaning of love and connection.

Don’t miss the World Premiere of The Game by Bekah Brunstetter at PlayMakers Repertory Company, on stage April 10-28, 2024.