Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Check out David Ian Lee's SLEEPER this weekend!

David Ian Lee's play SLEEPER (along with Flux's recent production of Midsummer Night's Dream) has made the short list of plays that I am enthusiastically going to see TWICE!

I went on opening night, and it is one of the most intelligent and beautifully performed original plays I have seen in ages. The run is very short, so book tickets now! I am going back with friends to see the play on the 5th.

The play is an impossibly complex study of an Afgan hostage situation, the events leading to the abduction and the emotional aftermath. The play never condescends to the audience and presents mesmerizingly intelligent characters grappling with extreme and unresolvable dilemmas. There is a sequence in the second act-- presented as a taping of a right-wing TV talk show in counterpoint to the downward spiralling emotional journey of the man taken captive by terrorists, that is some of the finest and most haunting writing I have ever seen on stage. Bravo.

So, what are you waiting for? Go buy a ticket for the 5th and find me after the show to discuss.

A new play by David Ian Lee
Directed by Nat Cassidy
July 20-22 & August 3-5
Manhattan Theatre SourcePurchase tickets now by visiting: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/60282

For reservations call 212-501-4751

1 comment:

August Schulenburg said...

Yay! You're back bloggin!