R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe

American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle St, Mid-Cambridge, MA 02138
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RE:Great man poorly explanined

This play is in the form of a lecture, apparently similar to what Buckminster Fuller apparently did frequently in real life. Unfortunately, although it clearly displays his passion for which he is famous, it does little to explain the ideas nor transfer the passion to the playgoer. If stringing together long polysyllabic phrases of ideas was the playwrights, or perhaps Buckminster Fullers, method of expounding on great ideas, in this case it fails utterly.Buckminster Fullers tombstone says trim tab on it. This is a small rudder like device that helps steer ships or planes. Buckminster Fullers hope was that his actions were similar to a trim tab for spaceship earth. Unfortunately in the play, the rudder appears to be broken.