Tony nominee Lisa Kron stars in Deb Margolin's Time Is the Mercy of Eternity, presented by Six Figures Theatre Company and Purple Man Theater. Marc Stuart Weitz directs.
The show is comprised of four short plays about the effects of love, violence, and obsession on the body and soul. "When They Quiet Down I Start" introduces theatergoers to a harried bus driver plagued by noisy suicide bombers -- and 72 virgins. In the darkly absurd "Clarisse and Larmon," a couple meticulously examines the unusual final remains of their son, a war hero killed in Iraq. Inspired by the tragic true story of the late actress Lyric Benson, "The Rich Silk of It" imagines the final moments of a young woman before she is murdered by her ex-fiance. And in the titular "Time Is the Mercy of Eternity," a zany woman refuses to leave the home furnishings section of a department store she claims she owns.
The cast also includes Curzon Dobell, Khris Lewin, and Claire Siebers.