Review: ‘Monte Cristo’ moves beyond the thrills

In the production’s opening scene, a ship’s sails billow above the stage of the OSF’s Elizabethan Theatre, where sailors stand on the deck of the cargo ship Pharaon. They sway with the rise and fall of the sea, alerting us of Lorca’s penchant for filling the stage with movement. A guest director at OSF, she is director of movement at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and she has a knack for incorporating visual elements to work with the text in telling the story.

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