So I saw Orange Flower Water Sunday night and my friend was right. It was one of the best things I've seen in recent memory. Though I had some issues with the script (albeit minor), I have nothing but the highest praise for the cast, director, set designer and all of the creative team. What a gorgeous production. The word in the program was "raw" and that pretty much described the show (not raw in a vulgar sense, but emotionally). The Edge Theater Company has a new fan! They remind me a bit of another company -- the folks at Barrow Street Theatre (Scott Morfee, Chip Meyrelles and Tom Wirtshafter), producers of Bug (along with Amy Danis and Mark Johannes) and Orson's Shadow, two more plays that were beautifully produced. At least Orson's Shadow is still running, so you've still got time to catch it!
P.S. Back to my original rant about the misuse of quotes...I still hold true to what I said about misusing quotes and destroying credibility. However, in this case, it's a real shame the critic didn't give this play the praise it deserved. The set designer (and the set was spectacular) was not the declared winner. The cast and direction were every bit as incredible. Rarely does a play generate such passionate word-of-mouth, where people tell their friends that they just HAVE to see it. I only went because my friend insisted...not recommended, but insisted that I just had to see it and made me promise him would go. If you produce a play THAT good and have such you don't even need an advertising budget.