First Nighter: Shepard's "A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)," Behar's "Me, My Mouth and I"

November 24, 2014 5:06 AM

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Sam Shepard and Stephen Rea have collaborated on projects for 40 years, ever since Shepard directed Rea in a Royal Court production of Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer. More recently, Rea appeared in Dublin's Abbey, London's Almeida and New York City's Public doing a transferring production of Shepard's disappointing look at the dying Old West, Kicking a Dead Horse.

Now they're together again in A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations), at the Pershing Square Signature Center. It's a definite improvement over the last teaming, but nonetheless I'm of two minds about it. In one mind, I think it's terribly pretentious. In the other mind, I think it's terribly pret...

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