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THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS at Son of Semele Theatre

(Photo by Son of Semele Ensemble)

(Photo by Son of Semele Ensemble)

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

German playwright Wolfram Lotz’s play (translated by Daniel Brunet) is a zany satire on racism, racial stereotyping, and colonial attitudes in a supposedly post-colonial world. A farcical version of Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness, via Apocalypse Now, it follows German Sergeant Oliver Pellner on a secret mission into the heart of Afghanistan, accompanied by his faithful aide, Stefan Dorsch (Ashley Steed).
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Now running through November 12

CIVILIZATION at Son of Semele Theatre

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

Among people of a certain age I’ve spoken with recently, let’s say 45 and older, there’s this sense — not so much a perception or even an intuition, rather a more vague tingle — that something is going numb.
This is not a physical sensation but a spiritual one. It has to do with having lived through an age in which the values of our culture included the promise, and the premise, that things were advancing, and would continue to do so. Read more...

Now running through October 28.

Photo by Matthew McCray

Photo by Matthew McCray