First Nighter: Bloody, Bloody London Stages Rule

November 1, 2014 9:56 AM

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London--In all my theater-going days, I don't remember seeing a production that would likely give me nightmares. The thought had never crossed my mind. Until, that is, I went to the Pleasance Company and witnessed The Curing Room, David Ian Lee's import from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Playwright Lee had come upon two paragraphs in George Steiner's classic, The Death of Tragedy concerning seven Russian soldiers captured in World War II who were thrown naked into a locked room and left with no food, no heat, no nothing.

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