Throughout the play, the philosophical local lawyer (the excellent Richard Durden) becomes Miller's Greek chorus
, presenting a detached view of these grim events as they unfold and, in a final summing up, sees death in the Greek sense as an act of blood cleansing.
It stars a dashing city manager with Hollywood hair; an earnest Boy Mayor who lacks the Hollywood hair; a mysterious Asian developer who routinely vanishes during crucial scenes; a Greek chorus
of naysayers; and a large, cynical cast of extras.
As if that's not disconcerting enough, the summer house has a built-in laugh track--a grotesque Greek chorus
that pelts the inhabitants with inane shrieking and comments like "We want to know what Gwyneth Paltrow is doing right now
The doo-wop Greek chorus
trio of Chiffon (Yasmeen Sulieman), Crystal (Amina S.
The three dancers, choreographed by Marie-Nathalie Lacoursiere, acted as a silent Greek chorus
, setting the scenes.
I'm not suggesting that, say, A Streetcar Named Desire would benefit from the addition of a Greek chorus
or the introduction of dance numbers.
A Greek chorus
comprised of the poor, sick souls alienated some critics; a few others thought the major event anticlimactic and the formal discussions too pedantic.
Wheeldon sampled Swan Lake (he has choreographed a version already) with fluttering hands, shifting walls of dancers, and a Greek chorus
Serving as facilitator to the action is a six-member Greek chorus
of altar boys and girls that sets the mood of the piece by chanting a din of repetitive ``Our Fathers'' and ``Hail Marys'' while introducing the five central players and providing whatever props are needed.
There were also three offstage female sopranos collectively called The Voice--Alexandra Lennox, Zorana Sadiq and Rebecca Whelan--who functione d as a Greek chorus
She is equally matched by Mike Dyer as the narrator who is more Meatloaf than Greek chorus
Given Bill's disturbing Midwestern passivity, we'd explode from the accumulating outrage were it not for a one-woman Greek chorus
by the name of Lucia, Bill's doleful work colleague and the sister of his late lover, Tom.