Theater: White Hell

K2 by Patrick Meyers

Modern man's awe of nature has pretty much atrophied. Primitive man stood in still wonder in the presence of the seamless order of the elements and took violent fissures of that order as omens of supernatural wrath. Today such disasters are rationalized as freakish accidents, not as shattering revelations of immutable forces that man may never tame.

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust," wrote T.S. Eliot. The towering set that vaults above and plummets below the stage of Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater shows us fear on the inscrutable face of a perpendicular wall of stone...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!