Theater: Oedipus Hex

VICTIMS OF DUTY by Eugene Ionesco

Ionesco believes that the irrational is man's intuitive form of vision. Everything that claims to be rational and realistic is a distortion of that vision, a shield raised against the absurdity of existence.

The anti-hero of Victims of Duty, a character named Choubert (John Marolakos), mocks the theatrical classics as refined detective drama: "All the plays that have ever been written, from ancient Greece to the present day, have never really been anything but thrillers. Drama's always been realistic and there's always been a detective about. Every play's an investigation brought to a successful conclusion." The...

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