Warren Wilson's Echo has this critique of "Moody Solstice," a play by John Crutchfield, who is a writing and poetry professor at the college. The critique is by Warren Wilson student Indy Srinath:
Hardcore metal music thrashes through the air, reverberating malice along the confines of the small stage of the Magnetic Theater. The atmosphere is weighted with belligerence.
The audience is already captivated as their eyes adjust to the dim light to find two 20ish-year-old males pushing, shoving, and fighting each other across a set that resembles a college graduate type of slovenly one-room apartment. Blood patches their faces, and they argue with bated breath. John Crutchfield stands off stage. This is his play, Solstice, a “volatile drama laced with black comedy.” ...
“I write about things that bother me,” says Crutchfield, “and this play came from a moral problem having to do with friendship and what happens to it over time.” ...
Solstice is playing at the Magnetic Theater in the River Arts District Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm until Feb. 4.
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