Poetic Realism   By E. Thomalen
4m/2f Ensemble Work
This play tells the story of a psychotic homeless man and his eventual end. The play operates upon the multiple meaning of the word "platform" - concretely it is the subway platform upon which the action of the play takes place. However it also represents the platform, or station, of the ephemeral present as well as the supposed moral loci of the characters in the drama, and their relationships to each other. Six actors are meant to play all of the parts in a kaleidoscopic fashion and with minimal props. However, certain special talents are required of one performer, as can be seen from the text. In keeping with the stylized nature of the performance, three of the characters are formally attired throughout most of the play while one is in rags.
Running Time: 70 minutes without intermission