Theater: The Org Man Cometh

Absence of a Cello, by Ira Wallach, is an amusing, though not wildly amusing, farce based on the proposition that the corporate image is a fright mask and that any man who puts it on won't recognize himself any more.

Andrew Pilgrim (Fred Clark) is a renowned academic scientist who is deep in debt. He has a handsome offer from a corporation called Baldwin-Nelson. Pilgrim is a kind of disorganization man. He plays the cello and knows all about ultrasonic energy, but he cannot turn off the vacuum cleaner or find his shoelaces. His...

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