At the Matrix Theatre, Jackie Sibblies Drury's new play with a long title takes on the concept of staging a theatrical production about an historical atrocity.
From Charles McNulty's review in the LA Times:
Theodor Adorno's oft-quoted, much misunderstood remark, "It is barbaric to write poetry after Auschwitz," raises questions about the ability of artists to represent the Holocaust. How can the cultural tools that were complicit in genocide comment on its barbarity? Jackie Sibblies Drury has written a spry metatheatrical play to grapple with just this type of knotty problem.
Through Aug. 11. Check the Matrix Theatre's website for tickets and more information.