By David Ives
The realm based on David Ives is a really upload position, and his performs represent a digital pressure attempt of the English language -- and of the audience's means for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes referred to as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wishes are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, rapid, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language during which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."
At as soon as mesmerizing and puzzling, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback variation of Ives's performs comprises "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the demise of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The artwork of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."