Theater: Bim Bom Ban Bang On

Eh?, by Henry Livings, is a comedy of incongruity, unpredictability, originality and farcical absurdity. Its hero, Valentine Brose (Dustin Hoffman), is a Buster Keaton in a mod outfit who occasionally breaks into sly and menacing smiles. His mind is a running assault on logic. He is a living non sequitur. But his madness is the sanity of seers.

In this Off-Broadway import from England, the setting is a boiler room, and virtually the only prop is the boiler. This behemoth is a triumph of mechanical indigestion, hiccuping, squealing, glug-glugging, roaring, and occasionally subsiding with a grandiose belch. Anyone who thinks the machine...

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