THE INSECT PLAY
October – November 2006
The Insect Play is a combination of many forms, including fable, revue, and satire, metaphorically shown through the insect world.
“Costume designer Alisa Mandel adopts a similarly full-throttle aesthetic. Butterflies cavort in candy-colored leotards and gloves, with tulle scarves tied to their wrists for wings; the males sport bowler hats. Mr. and Mrs. Dung-Beetle stomp about in black leather butcher’s aprons and rubber boots, and the starry-eyed Chrysalis writhes in a rubbery orange membrane.” — The Washington Post Going Out Guide