The Theater: Sisyphus Agonistes

THE CHANGING ROOM

by DAVID STOREY

Life is war on the installment plan. With deceptive quietude, that is what David Storey, the most remarkable playwright to come out of England since Osborne and Pinter, has been telling us. The theme comes clear in The Changing Room, which is having its U.S. première at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater.

Playgoers and critics alike may be excused for having missed Storey's central concern. In his earlier plays, his spare, meticulous and almost detached naturalism tempted us into thinking that Storey was dealing in slivers of life, when...

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