Modern design elements tend to skew toward subtlety, but sometimes we just crave good old-fashioned spectacle. In lighting design, that means bold palettes, color scrollers and enough rotating gobos to throw a post-production disco. UMKC Theatre's The Lady From the Sea gave us our fix without sacrificing theatrical integrity. Henrik Ibsen's brooding, symbolism-drenched play allows designers ample room to play, and Brandon J. Clark's inventive lighting design did just that, catching our eye with evocative use of shadows and high-saturation colors. We were even more impressed by the dazzling water effects, which dappled the stage in mottled blues and sea greens to bring Ellida's ocean to life in lights. Who said Ibsen couldn't be sexy?