"A landscape," wrote Gertrude Stein, "is such a natural setting for a battlefield or a play that one must write plays." If she had known the Wooster Group's work, she would have added, "And those plays will be battlefields." The Wooster Group doesn't perform plays, it challenges them, letting no artistic gesture pass without at least a flicker of raised eyebrow or a deadpan line reading to call it into question. Few theaters could function in such a combative atmosphere; the miracle is that TWG's painstaking methods and intellectual scruples produce a performing style that not only embodies their conflicted responses successfully, but ends by enhancing your respect for the text... More >>>
By Mary Gearhart
Suzzy Roche (left) and Kate Valk in House/Lights: All electricity requires resistance.