February 16, 2017: Fear festers, burrows and blooms in Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone, a short and wondrous play that plumbs the depths of 21st-century terrors, large and small. These range from the eccentrically personal (as in being uncomfortable around cats) to the sweepingly historic — as in, well, the end of the world as we know it. Now if you yourself are in an apprehensive state of mind these days (and I’d wager, somehow, that you are), you might think a show about what scares people would be the last thing you’d want as entertainment. Yet this British import, which runs through Feb. 26 at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has the effect of a restorative tonic, and you may find a new bounce in your step as you leave it.READ THE REVIEW
Escaped Alone OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- February 15, 2017
- February 26, 2017
Theater: BAM Harvey Theater / 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Three old friends and a neighbor. A summer of afternoons in the backyard. Lingering sunshine and inevitable darkness.
Caryl Churchill, one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, returns to BAM for the first time in 15 years with this by-turns hilarious and unsettling daydream. Directed by Churchill’s frequent collaborator James Macdonald (Cloud Nine; Love and Information; John Gabriel Borkman, Spring 2011), with startling performances from Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham, and June Watson, Escaped Alone is doomsday in a teapot, a calmly revolutionary vision of looming collapse.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Escaped Alone