The Deer and the Antelope Play

By Mark Dunn

Director's Notes, 2006

The beauty of directing is at once the beauty of theatre itself. Where else can you move people around to a story that only you can see and then hide behind the words of a playwright? On first reading ‘The Deer and the Antelope Play’ is a serious comedy about redemption. It is probably still about that on a second reading and maybe a third, but by the fourth reading something else rises to the surface that is a little more disturbing; the notion of kin, and who the hell wants to deal with that? 

-michael french