The Madness of Small Worlds
The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at The Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston
October 25-26, 2013
Mac Wellman’s deliriously brilliant Horrocks (and Toutatis Too) and Wu World Woo, both directed by Elena Araoz, epitomize the madness of our world as the actors bounce words around the stage like electrons.
Elana Greenfield’s Wrench, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi, takes place somewhere on earth—an earth so unrecognizable that we may as well be on an asteroid. But words themselves remain vital, urgent, and filled with endless possibility.
“This wasn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but for aficionados of the slanted, the atonal, the minimalist, and the hyper-shapely, super-smart edge of the arts, this “The Madness of Small Worlds” was better than your standard dose of Darjeeling. It was even better than a double shot of rye.”
—Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston
“Greenfield and Wellman . . . are throwing words at a blank piece of paper, not paint, to show us what’s on the other side. The rules are different there, wherever ‘there’ is, just like they’d be different in another dimension. What you are seeing here is the work of abstract expressionist playwrights, throwing words at paper, not paint.”—Rich DiMaggio, Did You Weekend?
Poster design: Jessica Kuszaj
Photos: David Marshall