DEADLY - SACRED FOOLS THEATRE COMPANY - 2019
DIRECTION: JAIME ROBLEDO
SCENIC DESIGN: STEPHEN GIFFORD
COSTUME DESIGN: LINDA MUGGERIDGE
SOUND DESIGN: CRICKET MYERS
MEDIA DESIGN: CORWIN EVANS
"Linda Muggeridge costumes the ghosts in worm-eaten, gray-white corsets, bloomers and petticoats, and Stephen Gifford provides an effectively gloomy Victorian set, which Andrew Schmedake lights in bloody reds, poisonous greens and eerie blues."
-Daryl H. Miller, LA Times
"The entire production is perfectly cast, with technical wizardry abounding thanks to the multi-level set designed by Stephen Gifford, sound design by Cricket S. Myers, lighting design by Andrew Schmedake, projection design by Corwin Evans, and costume design by Linda Muggeridge which allows the audience to easily recognize when the women are speaking in life or from the depths of the basement after succumbing to the wiles of the deadly H.H. Holmes."
-Shari Barrett, BroadwayWorld LA
"Linda Muggeridge’s costumes — the women wear proper period attire when they are alive but awake to their undead state in a variety of erotic rags — adds dramatic otherworld context to their plight. Andrew Schmedake’s lighting creates the shaded ambience appropriate for this dark but motley tale of ghoulish murder."
-Deborah Klugman, StageRaw
"Deadly, while a proscenium piece, is nonetheless transportive with its clever and impressive staging. The moving set pieces are intricately designed to transform into the various rooms and kill chambers within Holmes’ hotel. The staircases can lead to a second-floor hotel room, or they can lead to nowhere, trapping Holmes’ victims like rats in a maze. One door frame serves as different macabre modes of murder – one minute the frame represents a furnace, and once rotated it represents a gas chamber. Andrew Schmedake’s lighting design accentuates the different locales – burning reds for the furnace, misty greens for the poisonous gas – and Corwin Evans’ video projections embellish the gore, such as the silhouette of a noose, or flowing blood down the back wall of the stage."
-Lacey Pawlowicz, Haunting.net
"The physical production is terrific with set design by Stephen Gifford, lighting design by Andrew Schmedake, sound design by Cricket S. Myers, projection design by Corwin Evans, prop design by Brandon Clark, hair and makeup by Kat Bardot, and costume design by Linda Muggeridge."
-Paul Myrvold, Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes
"The whole scenario gorgeously enhanced for starters by set design by Stephen Gifford, costumes by Linda Muggeridge, lighting by Andrew Schmadeke, props by Brandon Clark, projections by Corwin Evans, sound by Cricket S. Mayers and hair & makeup design by Kat Bardot (the list is far longer) makes for a truly full-bodied production."
-Tracey Paleo, Gia on the Move
"Andrew Schmedak’s lighting effects and Linda Muggridge’s costumes are among the production’s pluses."
-Rob Stevens, Haines His Way
"Scenic designer Stephen Gifford’s movable-scaffolding-based set, lit with blood-red effectiveness by Andrew Schmedake and enhanced by Corwin Evans’ dramatic-meets-creepy projections does just enough, then allows our imagination to fill in the horrifying blanks."
-Steven Stanley, StageScene LA