Let X

We're pretty good about not using this space to pimp our own personal stuff, but I'm going to take a break from that to tell you that anybody within a few hours of DC should take the opportunity to go see Let X, a new play by Barrelhouse Poetry Editor Gwydion Suilebhan.

Let X is running at the Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint, just a few steps from the Gallery Place Metro stop in DC, and you have four more chances to catch it (Thurs - Sat at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2 pm). Here's more info. Seriously, you should go see it.

The play gets a great review in the Washington Post today.

Put on your math caps:

Let X equal a play self-consciously taking itself apart before an audience as it continually redefines its terms of reality. Say that the play is about a playwright writing a play about a playwright, and the playwrights aggressively jockey for stewardship of the play as they both try to win the girl. Solve for a review. Show your work.

"Let X" is an agreeable Pirandellian doodle by Gwydion Suilebhan, 70 minutes' worth of madcap reality-bending on the tiny Mead Theatre Lab stage at Flashpoint. The Mead is a small room, and director Lise Bruneau makes no pretense of creating a formal backstage area in her nimble production for the Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Actors fly in and out of the room's two doors, a surly character called the Stagehand occasionally emerges from what looks like a cinder block electrical closet, and characters are even whisked back to the tech booth to watch an alternative version of events.

Here's the whole review.

I saw it on Saturday and that's a pretty good description. All I have to add is that it's a fun, fast play that's really well acted. And it's certainly the funniest, most enjoying anything having to do with math that I've ever seen.

Oh, and it's only ten bucks!

1 comment:

Gwydion said...

Aw, shucks. Thanks, fellas!