To be truly effective black humor must have us laughing at something we fear, regret, or at the very least recognize.
Come and Go
“When we turn so crass and commercial that we have lost our way, Samuel Beckett will be rediscovered as the way back.”
An exciting month, and that isn’t hyperbole. A couple of North American premieres: a futuristic opera from MIT’s Tod Machover and poet Robert Pinsky and a drama tweaking The New Testament from Howard Brenton. Toss in iconic director Peter Brook staging Beckett, F. Murray Abraham as Shylock, and Car Talk:The Musical and you are talking about taking out the smelling salts