Saw a part of the designer run of God’s Ear the other night. The designer run is held a couple of weeks before a show opens and allows the lighting designer to know where to focus lights, allows timings for quick changes in costumes to be figured out, etc.
God’s Ear is a verbal feast. The text is like poetry but uses contemporary language including cliches to cover the deep pain of some of the characters. Then suddenly out comes the real feeling. It’s startling. It’s a remarkable play —particularly for audience members who are intrigued by how language works to reveal and hide what we are feeling.