Theater Abroad: Real Gone

The play is called The Bed-Sitting-Room, and it starts at the end of World War III. "It was the only time available —everything else was booked," explains one of its authors. The war lasted 2 min. 28 sec., with 14 million British casualties.

On the radio, an announcer is seeking a home for a clerk who has changed into a spotted dog. "The government is also investigating reports that several people have turned into—quaawk—have turned into . . ." and he trails off into a long rooster cackle. Very popular is a hat with a small...

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