Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The NY Times reviews Mac Wellman’s 3 2’s; or AFAR.
The Man (Quinlan Corbett) and Woman (Jocelyn Kuritsky), who at first seem to be at the play’s center, are entwined in their own seductive wordplay, in a puppet theater, late at night. (Kyle Chepulis designed the evocative set.) They are also stand-ins for Heidegger and the Japanese philosopher Shuzo Kuki, who is quoted in the program notes on the notion of “iki,” or coquetry for the sake of coquetry. Mr. Wellman posits that this idea eluded Heidegger. But then everything in “3 2’s; or AFAR” eludes, and deliciously so.
I'm surprised no one's written a phenomenology of the mood for coquetterie.
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