Information Overload at Shoebox Theater
Source: Willamette Week
Author: Penelope Bass
Excerpt: More than 100 characters dash through 57 micro-vignettes about things like dating computers in British playwright Caryl Churchill's 2012 play.
Theatre Vertigo accomplishes this with a cast of 12 and no small amount of ingenuity in their tiny Shoebox Theater. On a pull-apart stage with a set that folds out from the walls, nameless characters wax philosophical about the meaning of God; they make awkward first-date small talk; they tell secrets. Friend One doesn't understand why Friend Two is dating a computer. "She's just information!" exclaims One in exasperation. Two replies, nonplussed: "Aren't we all?"
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