2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Nov 10, 2006
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Deliberately jarring, tri-chot-o-my welds together three one-acts -- Conversing Elevens, Dunce, and Trampoline -- into one entity that traverses the human condition through comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy. Conversing Elevens -- which the Washington Post heralded "a play that is both thought-provoking and entertaining" -- delves into the farcical foibles of a modern couple's dinner-cum-therapy session moderated by an unqualified waiter curiously named Sigmund. In a Martin McDonagh-meets-Samuel Beckett manner, Dunce dances on the edge of absurdity with three people imprisoned in a room, their memories shattered, a dunce cap their only means of escape. Trampoline exposes the tragic backlash of a privileged young man's reckless belief that his father, a judge, can save him from any fate, no matter how severe. Appropriate For Ages: 13+

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