The world has caught up with Harry Kondoleon in the eight years since his tragically early death. What once looked gnomic, tricky, prickly, now seems reasonable, a depiction of a place we've come to know. Harry was simply ahead of the game, not trying willfully to startle, but mapping a world in which we would duly arrive. Thanks in large part to Craig Lucas's efforts, Kondoleon's previously unperformed plays are coming to meet us just as we get there. This second of Lucas's directorial outings, tackling a late work that has more in common with traditional playwriting than some of the author's earlier experiments, is like the answer to a particularly maddening quiz question. You may think you knew it all along, but don't kid yourself; you wouldn't have gotten the answer without peeking... More >>>
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