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Last summer the Bregenz Festival in Austria presented a new production of West Side Story on its large stage that floats in the middle of Lake Constance. Set designer George Tsypin created a dilapidated industrial urban landscape with a glass, steel, and concrete skyscraper that seems to be collapsing and rising at the same time. His concept was to represent corporate America, as well as the ruin of a brick tenement that moves up and downstage, and offstage into the water, on rails.

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