With her latest work, titled Simulacrum, Newton has constructed a period piece set in 1951 when the United States is firmly under the grasp of the Red Scare. A married couple, Ada and Peter, watch their own crumbling relationship being strangely mirrored by Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who are on trial for allegedly stealing the secrets of the atomic bomb. Radio news broadcasts paint the background story and profoundly affect the lives of the protagonists.
The production takes place on a stage no larger than Newton's lap with papier-mache hand puppets performing in front of a myriad of sewn backgrounds, which are actually worn by Newton. Simulacrum is best viewed in an intimate setting, and although the production is not very big, the effort is quite grand.
A La Sinistra presents Simulacrum Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. at Squaresville, 695 Woodward Ave. 404-614-0666.
Little harsh, in'it?
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