20th-Century Pox

Purple Crayon exhumes a dated Sixties comedy; 3 Legged Race recounts the Armenian genocide

Genocide is not an easy subject for performance--how do you represent the enormity of millions of murders onstage without minimizing them?--and Hayes is sensible for not attempting to address such themes on a literal basis. As a result, No. 7 has an eerie, ritualistic quality about it, as though the world itself were ruined by such atrocities, the survivors left with nothing but the solemn tasks of picking through the rubble and trying to build something new.

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