Theater: Young Fossils

Posterity moves feverishly fast these days, and Hair has not been slow to acquire feeble disciples, September's Salvation and now November's Stomp.

These one-word titles betray a poverty of dramatic invention. Stomp's cast is energetic, visibly sincere and hopelessly amateurish. The show's ingredients come in the familiar Dropout Kit—anti-Viet Nam, pro-pot, anti-haircuts, pro-four-letter words. The saddest trouble with so many of "the kids" is that they have become such conformist old fossils while scarcely out of their teens.

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