I don’t think I’ve ever sat through a performance feeling more hopeless and confused than I did during the opening night of DADA Returns: 20th Anniversary Edition.
“What sort of man is Adolf Eichmann?” asks Israeli interrogator Avner Less. “Does he feel anything at all?” These two questions are posed to us in the opening of The Extermination Machine, a play that depicts the belated cross-examination of Eichmann, a prominent Nazi official who evaded the Nuremberg Trials by hotfooting it to Buenos […]
Some people can think of no worse fate than having their most private thoughts laid bare for public consumption.
“Why don’t you want to talk about sex?” inquires Cecily in an innocuous tone, addressing the crowd of characteristically guarded Washingtonians. The silence speaks volumes.
There is a Yiddish proverb that goes, “Better to laugh about your problems than to cry about them.” The real trick lies in getting other people to laugh about your problems, particularly if the people belong to a group that gave them to you.