Vanity, Lust, Sloth, Greed, Anger, Gluttony, Envy. The traditional Seven Deadly Sins. A taking-off point — not literal but as inspiration and raw material — to explore our complex nature, both the continual temptations that beset our isolated lives and the social interconnections that help fend off demons in ourselves.

One of founding director Olivier Wevers’ greatest skills is in setting a mood or atmosphere and in “Alone is the Devil” he creates a world that is creepy from start to finish. Jim Kent, dressed in his underwear, is manipulated around the stage by a series of shadowy figures with faces hidden by netlike coverings. There isn’t a distinct narrative but Wevers makes it clear Kent is in some kind of danger.

Alice Kaderlan, The Seattle P-I

Alone is the Devil is one of Wevers’ most urgent, agile flights into dance theatrics yet.

Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

The special effect of the mirror was one I won’t soon forget. And just when you think the mirror is no longer part of the show, the phantoms put it back together and Vanity transitioned erotically into Lust!

Michele Solano, Thus Spoke Lady M

Alone is the Devil


May 29, 2015
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center


Olivier Wevers


Christopher Rouse


Mark Zappone


Michael Mazzola


Jonathan Houser