MTV Drama

UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS AND THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE

by Brad Fraser

The first thing one notices about off-Broadway's newest and best play is the audience: instead of the usual middle-agers, these spectators are young, hip, the MTV generation. They don't go to the theater very often -- a lot of them find it sedate -- but the thriller they are watching (and laughing at in all the right places) might be characterized as MTV drama. It is told in montage, in short riffs of scenes and crosscuts and simultaneous action instead of symphonic arcs of speechifying. Its characters are impeccably...

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