Friday, April 06, 2007

Losing Something

Losing Something is dressed up in so much fancy technology and highbrow text that confusion is beside the point. Everything is subsumed by the philosophy, which in turn is simply a metaphor for the play's title and the unnamed protagonist's struggle. However, Kevin Cunningham's play isn't meant to be a passionate journey of self-realization or triumph, nor does performer Aldo Perez mean for his actions to be heroic. The show operates as a sexed-up fugue, an anti-passion play, and while I love the visual aspect (the projected images are elegiac), I hate settling on the thought that the entire work is simply a metaphor for the diassocative but consensual reality discussed so heavy-handedly in the play.

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