CARMEN JONES: Light & Sound America

Theatre in Review: Carmen Jones (Classic Stage Company)
By David Barbour

"Completing the triangle at the heart of the story is Lindsay Roberts as Cindy Lou, the good girl from Joe's hometown who stands by while Carmen takes him to perdition. Cindy Lou's fate is probably sealed the minute that Joe sings to her "You Talk Jus' Like My Maw," a sentiment that, however heartfelt, is probably fatal to romance; still, seeing the destructive path forged by Carmen and Joe, who are locked in a tango that will become a dance of death, one desperately wants Cindy Lou to save Joe from himself. (She does especially well with the plaintive aria "My Joe.")"