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The last date listed for Icarus was Sunday July 24, 2011 / 2:00pm.
“Like two battle-weary soldiers, Altagracia and Primitivo plod toward the beach. Primitivo, a boy whose contorted body languishes in a wheelchair, is nudged forward. His sister, half-dragging the chair, is marked by a maroon-colored gnarl that runs across her forehead and down the side of her face. Just then, Primitivo, as cranky as a sleep-deprived two-year-old, begins to cry.”
The disquieting scene that opens Edwin Sánchez’s Icarus is enough to make anyone uneasy. But what initially seems like some postmodern cross between Beach Blanket Bingo and Freaks, Tod Browning’s 1932 cult film, methodically unfolds into a thing of profound beauty. And that’s the point of Icarus: Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. It’s something that runs deeper than the roots of an oak tree, down to some inner sanctuary that provides safety even in the harshest conditions.
Icarus is propelled by Sánchez’s winning, playful script. His moving text is laden with the nuggets of information that go into building a richly etched picture. A consummate story-teller, Sánchez also is careful to leave enough blank spaces on his canvas for the audience to fill in from their own imaginations…
Join Bohemian Theatre Ensemble as it presents this fascinating and soul-searching work. The questions brought to the fore are ones worthy of much discussion and debate. With Icarus, Sánchez, ultimately, chooses to takes us inward, revealing the terrible effects of the ghostly truth many hold, but pretend does not exist.