|A Red Orchid Theatre presents|
Director Dado uses cinematic flair to begin this play. The stark stage is preset with only a folded bed. The music blares. And the set is dressed with opening movie credits-like panache. Chairs crash in. Windows drop in. A sofa swirls in. This all happens in moments as the words “Simpatico” and “Sam Shepard” are projected on the backdrop. Then, suddenly, the music stops and we are in a room strewn with trash and clutter. What happened? Dado’s intro hints at an action-packed ride that ends in squalor.
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