25 Sep 2013
Rebecca Luker: "It Might as Well Be Spring" (State Fair). Here's the perfect marriage of music and lyrics. I love the slightly melancholy nature of this beautiful song, mixed with the clever descriptions of spring. The lyric "But I feel so gay in a melancholy way, that it might as well be spring" pretty much sums it up.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.