A Room in India at Park Avenue Armory, Pics, Review: Making Theater Matter

“If all theatres were demolished tomorrow, would anybody miss them, and for how long?”

Several characters said that at different times throughout A Room in India, a theatre piece that had a run last month in New York at the Park Avenue Armory.

One could take this as an ironic comment, because the show, devised by the Parisian-based company Théâtre du Soleil, was a gorgeous, ambitious, and almost literally overwhelming argument for theatrical vitality—a four-hour scattershot variety show of theatrical genres, styles, and tones…And yet for all the richness of theatrical expression from the past and present, the anxiety about theatre’s future was threaded throughout the piece

Full review at HowlRound

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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