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La Vie Boheme: Madame Melville and The Credaux Canvas Off Broadway

A pair of recent off Broadway openings provided interesting takes on what used to be called bohemian life. Although Richard Nelson’s Madame Melville is set in Paris in the mid-1960s and Keith Bunin’s The Credaux Canvas is set right now in New York’s East Village, each of them had a meticulous set design that reveals much about the world of each play. Each setting was distinct, yet designers Thomas Lynch and Derek McLane faced similar issues on the way to opening night.

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