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Posts tagged ‘Aditi Brennan Kapil’

13
Mar

Orange Proves Bittersweet

By Patrick Hurley

An exploration of self, as told through the eyes of an unexpected narrator, Orange, playing now at South Coast Repertory, is a theatrically infused mix of bildungsroman and Young Adult fiction. Following a sort of hero’s journey, with a less than traditional hero, it sticks to an identifiable catharsis down a theatrically familiar road that we travel briskly as the play confronts the questions of maturation, identity and connection all while sticking to a familiar Aristotelian narrative that blends elements of theatricality and grounded realism into a brief and wistful theatrical experience.  Read more »

12
Jul

Shiv Sublimely Soars to the Stars and Back

By Patrick Hurley
How do we reconcile the past? How do we see beyond our own liminal understanding of the world? Our grandiose ideas can be easily quashed by the exquisitely tiny amount of space that we take up in the universe. And yet we still seek for something new. And so we should. In the eloquent (paraphrased) words of Tennyson, we should “strive, seek, find, and not yield”. Aditi Brennan Kapil’s play Shiv, playing now at The Theatre @ Boston Court takes the idea of this self discovery, and places it in a surreal, post-colonial, post-modernist setting. It gently dances with the themes of loss, identity, and culture while maintaining the narrative of a beautifully nuanced relationship drama between a father and daughter.  Read more »

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