Can I just say something about this scene real quick?
In terms of lighting design this is absolutely BRILLIANT because not only are we lighting Eliza in green, which we have previously seen her in during “Satisfied” and “Helpless”, but it’s a deeply saturated green.
Now we as lighting designers don’t usually use saturated green except for foliage or if Wicked comes along. This is because green usually makes people look sickly. But this is exactly the point! Eliza is lashing out, sick of Alexander’s obsession with his legacy, sick of his attitude towards his job, sick of everything. She’s in turmoil, choosing to “erase” herself rather than deal with the conflict. Her insides are churning, she probably feels like crying and throwing up. She. Is. SICK. So choosing the green makes absolutely sense, to show her inner conflict outside of her.
AND the green also contrasts the wood from the table and chair and the ambers and reds from the fire, making the elements of home even clearer while still leaving room for the titular action of this song to happen and be highlighted well.
Well done Howell Binkley, well done.