Lanford Wilson’s, BURN THIS
Ben Brantley, New York Times:
Burn This emerges as an exquisitely arranged chamber piece for four self-distancing people who have misplaced their deepest feelings.
The place is a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates—her collaborator, Robbie, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As the play begins, Anna’s wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept, is attempting comforting her. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robby's older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene: menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating. The play juxtaposes relationships that derive from the head and those that derive from the gut, and it forces the characters to make a choice; it requires them to face stasis versus change, comfort versus passion; and whether or not a passion that opens up art, creativity, and terrible turbulence is a tenable place to live...
May 31-June 3 & June 7-10
At the Downtown Arts Center
Tickets are on sale as of today
Thursday, June 7, Pay What You Can!
Student Rush $8
(859) 225-0370 (DAC Box Office)