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Stage Raw: No Talking Please

Stage Raw: No Talking Please

The performance collective The Quarterly Report performs at Highways, September 11 & 12,
8:30 p.m. Photo by Kathy Nagler

NO TALKING PLEASE

CTG has announced that it just received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of new non-text-based works, over the next three years. This will tilt the theater's new works focus towards dance and visual spectacle.

Perhaps it's a tacit acknowledgment that we've reached a point in our culture that words, and the rationality of argument that they're supposed to convey, have become threadbare.

It's a point that some of the greatest wordsmiths of our age have arrived at, on their own. The sentences in Eugene Ionesco and Samuel Beckett's plays became ever more fragmented, as the plays themselves became shorter. And Caryl Churchill followed much the same path.

And the "debate" on health care is certainly a testament to absurdity of language in the abuses of reason. The open question remains, can pictures and movement make any more sense of our world?

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