(Lyn Gardner’s article appeared 8/16.)

A tiny figure, represented by performer Anthony Black's fingers, walks across the stage on the way to his death. His name is Atom, and he is a former stockbroker and an "orphaned bastard" who comes from a long line of bastards, one of whom might, or might not, be Adam Smith, and another who is the 79th richest man in the world. We meet Atom mid-leap, caught in the frozen moment and a patch of light. But what forces brought him to this point? What was the chain of events that rolled inexorably forward to this pin-prick in time?

via www.guardian.co.uk

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