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Brief Chronicle Books 6-8

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This new work offers a queer ghost story about constructing identities out of the places, people, and objects we wish we could possess. More…

Julian lives with his mother in Baltimore. They are visited by a ghost who has committed a human atrocity. Julian and the ghost become friends. Everyone takes a vacation together. A shadow is cast over America. Jackals infest the city of Baltimore. It's raining mud in our hearts. How will we clean up this mess? A history play, circa 2014. 

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June 2nd, 2019
“In ‘Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8,’ the erosion of personal connections is conflated with the climate apocalypse. Weeping can become a world-ending storm; a romance turns on whether you should you lead baby turtles towards the sea...Dialogue flies off in all directions, following only poetic logic....
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June 5th, 2019
“A conscience-rocking queer play that constructs identities out of the places, people, and objects we wish we could possess. Absurd, engaging and frequently flat-out surprising, ‘Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8’ is a tasty mouthful of downtown theater. Genders bend, time warps, roles reverse and sobri...
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June 3rd, 2019
"That 'Brief Chronicle,' which runs a brief sixty minutes, never really becomes engaging is due to its scattershot construction, flat-affect presentation, and flourishes that seem to echo an earlier avant-garde age...'Brief Chronicle' has moments when the writing acquires a specificity, even a fe...
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June 4th, 2019
“There is more rumination rather than actual plot...The stylized dialogue strives for and succeeds at that desired wry tone with its non sequiturs and mélange of jokiness and emotionality. The artifice of it all is distancing and so nothing is really compelling...For this production we get a yout...
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