Theater: I Hate New York

EDMOND by David Mamet

"You are not where you belong," a palmist cryptically tells the hero of David Mamet's latest play. Edmond Burke (Colin Stinton) is not a classic conservative who spells his first name differently but a conventional 34-year-old who lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side in middle-class complacency. He takes the palmist literally. Informing his wife that she is no longer spiritually or sexually attractive to him, he abruptly leaves home. Thus begins an odyssey into the sordid inferno of an urban sub-world.

Combining a lacerating ferocity with a sometimes silly sententiousness,...

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