4.48 Psychosis at Prototype: Review and Pics

Playwright Sarah Kane killed herself at the age of 28 shortly after writing her fifth play, which offers a harrowing taste of what it’s like to live with, and die from, depression. Now two decades later, composer Philip Venables has turned 4.48 Psychosis into an opera, and the Royal Opera of London has brought it to New York as part of the seventh annual Prototype Festival. The adaptation is remarkable in its fealty to Kane’s disturbing vision, and also adds a new dimension.

Full review at DC Theatre Scene

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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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