All Is Almost Still

RUNNING TIME
Closed
2hr.
Opened May 8, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In the absurdist tradition of Beckett and Pinter, All Is Almost Still illuminates the struggle between banality and the quest for grand significance in everyday life. With rhythmic dialogue that at times is almost musical, playwright Adam Seelig tells the story of three characters: a painter, a wistful lackey, and their bedridden master. All three are denied names and identities, yet share a desire for passion, intimacy, and value. What transpires is a radical re-interpretation of the biblical tale of Jacob, in which the playwright imposes the constraints of modern domesticity, bringing in traces of de-evolution through images of our own racist and classist history.