“There is a kind of fascism in art like this which gives no agency to the viewer and leaves no space for interpretation. It’s a dictatorship of image and imagination. Unwittingly, McBurney has created a piece that in its form does the thing its content is fighting against.”
Last Friday night I saw Dan Fishback’s THE MATERIAL WORLD, directed by Stephen Brackett at Dixon Place and it is quite possibly the best new musical I have seen come from downtown in a decade, maybe longer. It has been extended so you have no excuse for missing it.