Arts and Entertainment
Clinton Brandhagen and Dawn Ursula
Published: September 22, 2010
Creating onstage chemistry can be difficult in the best of circumstances. Now, imagine creating a believable love connection when the two actors almost never share the stage. This is the trick Clinton Brandhagen and Dawn Ursula pulled off in Two Rooms at Everyman Theatre, and, man, did they ever. In the play, a married couple is separated when the husband is taken hostage by terrorists. From home, the wife thinks only of him, just as he speaks to her in the dark of his cell; the audiences’ hearts shatter for them both. Beautifully one.