Like most stage plays, All Our Tragic concludes with a final appearance by its cast. Just seeing all of those actors again -- and thinking back on the multiple roles each of them had played on that stage over the previous 12 hours -- was an unusually stirring experience on Sunday night. This was no ordinary curtain call. It felt more like watching runners crossing the finish line at the end of a marathon.
But it was more than that, more than just cheering for a feat of endurance (for the 23 actors and, to a lesser extent, for those of us in the audience). We had also just witnessed a devastating marathon of human folly. Adapted for the Hypocrites theatrical company by director Sean Graney from the pl...
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