"Give me absolute control/Over every living soul," sang hearts-and-arrows crooner Leonard Cohen (no wonder he ended up living in a Buddhist monastery). And while our less groovy impulses might not be those of which we're most proud, there's little chance that any of our names are going to be remembered two millennia from now as a synonym for bloodthirsty, bug-eyed sadism writ large (we can try, but the odds are stacked against us). Walking Shadow stages Albert Camus's drama about the Roman emperor who set the bar for vicious cruelty; in sterling existential fashion, the action revolves around absolute power, the inhuman heights of logic, and the search for absolute meaning (amid the orgies, gluttony, and torture, one presumes).
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through Feb. 22, 2009
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