The Two Chairs: Debut of Comic Psychodrama
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The last date listed for The Two Chairs was Sunday April 13, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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The setting: a black box, with two chairs and three video screens. The sounds: harpsichord music played backward, a referee's buzzer to announce entrances and exits, and clicking heels as the female lead walks in and out. The people: an attractive but assertive woman, and a handsome but meek man. Edgy, experimental theatre!
Aside from the impeccable acting -- facial expression and tone of voice were nuanced -- I like Two Chairs because it allows us, as audience members, to paint whatever scenario we want on top of the exchanges between the two lovers. To get an impression of those exchanges, imagine Laurie Anderson in couples therapy. (This gives you a hint about the female lead's talent and discipline.)
Like some other productions at Bindlestiff, this one features alternating casts. I am looking forward to going back so that I can see the second cast!
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Great experience. Loved it. Only note: I'm from LA; not really familiar with SF. Theatre in a colorful part of town.
This show is recommended for those ages 13 and older, and features complex adult relationships and strong language.
Running time is 80 minutes, and there’s no intermission.
“Charles Pike and Scott Baker, who perform under the name PUS but are known in some quarters as the ‘Beckett Boys,’ have been staging excellent productions of these smaller works in the kinds of tiny performance spaces — coffeehouses, back rooms of bars — that drive directors of more conventional plays crazy … no one else in Chicago approaches Beckett with the same joyous intensity as the Beckett Boys.” —Jack Helbig, The Chicago Reader