Arnel Sancianco Designs

Arnel Sancianco Designs

Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest of forms

The Cake

Rivendell THeatre

Directed by Lauren Schouse

Costumes By Janice Pytel

Lighting By Cat Wilson

Equity Jeff award mid size scenic design nominee

Arnel Sancianco’s set and its decoration are beautiful and smart. Set pieces rolling out from the bakery to create “at home scenes’ is cleverly executed. It makes the Rivendell space feel incredibly homey and welcoming.
— Patrick Rybarczyk, Broadway World
The set design by Arnel Sancianco is spot-on perfect and his ingenious use of shop cabinets that pull out to create bedrooms for Della and Tim and for Jen and Macy is completed by Cat Wilson’s lighting.
— Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Review
The set, from designer Arnel Sancianco, is spot-on perfect, with the bakery looking absolutely real and even cake-like in its pink and white stripes, and wainscoting ingeniously disguising pull-out beds for the home-based scenes.
— Steven Oxman, Chicago Sun Times
Arnel Sancianco’s scenic design is brilliant, recalling a sweet, twee bakery with a religious sign smack in the center
— Lauren Whalen, Chicago Theatre Beat