© Rita Moran – Ventura County Star: “It’s easy to see why the company would want to revive the production, with its humor and grace, bolstered by Johan Engels’ evocative countryside set framed with huge, slatted and arched openings onto the fields of wheat and the sky beyond.”

© Mark Swed – Los Angeles Times: “(…) a handsome harvest-time set by Johan Engels (…) the autumnal feeling, enhanced by Joan Sullivan-Genthe’s sensitive lighting, lent a hint of melancholy”

© Maria Nockin – Music & Vision: “Johan Engels’ scenery evoked the hard work of nineteenth century farm life with its hay stacks and barn structure. The costumes, too, were simple and in natural colors that could have been seen in a rural setting at that time.”