Theater: In the Land of Hiawatha

The building, designed by Architect Ralph Rapson. looks as if Henry Moore had been doodling on it with a jigsaw. Through the holes of the outer facade peeks a structure drawn with a Mondrian ruler in a rectilinear austerity of charcoal grey, white and glass. Suspended over the stairs and lobbies are globes of light, a child's army of upside-down lollipops. The stage itself juts forward like a mammoth home plate with a blunted tip, while a rear portico of four columns supports an upper platform. Around this arena stage...