By David Ives
The area in keeping with David Ives is a truly upload position, and his performs represent a digital tension try of the English language -- and of the audience's skill for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes referred to as "Philadelphias," the place the best wants are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, fast, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language within which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."
At as soon as enthralling and complicated, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback version of Ives's performs comprises "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the dying of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The artwork of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."