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Jim Simpson directs the world premiere of Post Mortem, by A.R. Gurney. Set in the not too distant future when the Christian Right hold sway, Alice, a lowly lecturer in drama at a faith-based state university in the Mid-West, and Dexter, an enthusiastic student more interested in his teacher than the theater, become embroiled in the discovery of a play by an obscure late 20th century playwright by the name of A.R. Gurney. When the authorities destroy the evidence, these two must piece together the play and with it the future of the world gone mad. Mr. Gurney brings his most wicked and most political works to The Flea, and Post Mortem tackles the validity of theater as a potent social force in a society rankled by political conservatism and the evangelical leanings of the right.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Flea Theater, Off-Broadway

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