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A Flood of Gonzo Weirdness

from The Village Voice

Sarah Flood in Salem Mass: All Kinds of Gonzo Weirdness

By Alexis Soloski

Adriano Shaplin‘s gonzo epic Sarah Flood in Salem Mass blends Our Town and The Crucible with verve, slang, and hallucinogenic beaver stew. (Yes, the Wooster Group did it first—minus the beavers—but that was 30 years ago.) The 18-character play at the Flea Theater opens in a riot of questionable godliness, incipient witchcraft, dynastic alliances, and contested wills. There are too many people, too many trees, too many narratives, and a lot of stage haze. Then it gets properly weird.

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Posted on October 9, 2013 by Editor

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