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Landscape of the Body

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sun., March 6, 3 p.m., Sun., March 13, 3 p.m. and Mon., March 14, 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 19 2016

Inspired in part by the real life crime case of Alice Crimmins, who was charged with murdering her two sons in 1965, Landscape of the Body is the story of a mother accused of murdering her son and dumping him in a river. Written by John Guare in 1977, the play is a murder mystery capturing the essence of New York City in the 1970s. A 2006 review of the play in Variety says this of Guare, “John Guare is one of those ‘magic writers’ who listens to the gabbling voices of his unconscious, jotting down whatever surreal images float to the surface and then bundling them up into something loosely resembling a play.” Kristen Kos, South of Broadway Theatre’s assistant producer, directed the company’s version of this play which features a cast of 10. Kos says, “Guare’s Landscape is rich in storytelling, and intrigue as it moves in and out of time. I thought this script hits every single human emotion even though it is a dark story. It shows us how dreams and nightmares exist simultaneously and we can even laugh a bit at ourselves.”

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Price: $20

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