Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions
Five short plays by Will Eno: 'Behold the Coach, in Sorrow, Uninsured', 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rain', 'Enter the Spokeswoman, Sideways', 'The Bully Composition' and 'Oh, the Humanity'The five short plays that make up Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions move toward feeling by way of thought, and toward gratitude by way of loss. These largely sane plays feature people alone or in pairs, or both, attempting to present themselves in the best light, or ultimately, desperately, in any light. Inadvertently vulnerable, or unconsciously callous, or both, the characters here realize they are stuck in a body, and try to put the best face on it. They are, at times, like all of us, unsure of who they are, what they want, what exactly they're on the way to. Is it a funeral or a christening? Is it both or neither? Though this might all seem hazy and conditional, it might all in fact be painstaking and absolute. This is life, for the Problematical Animal.
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