God's Ear

The Red Eye's quarter-century endurance mark last year was impressive indeed, no less so because of the company's ongoing dedication to delivering offbeat plays that audiences might well not see elsewhere in town, and doing so with an admirable measure of adventure and risk. Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear, the latest Red Eye offering, is ostensibly about a married couple reeling from their son's death, but its themes of disconnection and alienation are given greatest emphasis in Schwartz's dialogue rather than in action: a blend of cliché, banter, puns, and out-of-nowhere monologues that drives a depiction of the spaces between us. Every theater has its dawn, prime, and sunset, and it's impossible to predict where a company with a history as long as the Red Eye's might be on its timeline. One thing: It's worth your while not to take them for granted.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: April 17. Continues through May 3, 2009

 
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