Theater Abroad: Peter Pan Jr.

Mathematically, the structure and argument of a Eugene lonesco play used to go something like this: 2 plus 2 equals 6.6 plus the vectorial cosine of pi times a radio squared. Then came Rhinoceros. Nearly everyone on stage turned into a rhino, which was passing strange, but the clear theme was 20th Century Conformity and 2 plus 2 damn near equaled 4. Was lonesco finking out of the avantgarde? Lots of people thought so.

As if to satisfy all, lonesco's new play, which has just opened in Düsseldorf, seems to have one foot...

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