(Alexis Soloski’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 3/15.)

What would it take to cause a riot at the theater these days? Plays that once incited audiences now soothe or bore them. Spring Awakening appears on Broadway; Playboy of the Western World receives the dreary designation of a classic; Ubu Roi is assigned in high schools, while Victor Hugo's revolt-inducing Hernani isn't—only because it's too dull.

via www.villagevoice.com

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