Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Connection

Riding the subway down to the Lower East Side to catch a performance of The Living Theatre's 50th anniversary production of Jack Gelber's “The Connection” I happened to glance over the shoulder of a man seated to my left who was reading a book, specifically a chapter on "making connections." Considering The Living Theatre's mission statement contains the proclamation "to move from the theater to the street and from the street to the theater" that chance encounter was perhaps inevitable. For The Living Theatre has always been less a theater company than a flesh-and-blood philosophy based on humanity's global connection (over half a century before that idea became downgraded to Internet buzzwords), a way of living infused with the firm belief that artistic passion can be a catalyst to provoking positive change.

To read the rest of my review visit Theater Online.

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