Skip to comments.Emerging plays show appetite for deception ("Want" by Zayd Dohrn - son of radical Bill Ayers)
Posted on 11/07/2011 6:37:09 AM PST by Libloather
Emerging plays show appetite for deception
By Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune reporter
November 7, 2011
Our lives, a character notes in Zayd Dohrn's new play, are marked by a "consuming subconscious hunger for nothing." A few moments later he clarifies: "Satisfaction is a myth. Desire is endless."
Spoken by a new age flimflam man, played in terrifically slippery fashion by Mark L. Montgomery, those words are the kind of facile observation that nevertheless rings true, and they are the key to Dohrn's exploration of self-help, self-control and self-destruction that he has titled, appropriately enough, "Want."
Dohrn, who teaches writing at Northwestern University (and is the son of 1960s radical Bill Ayers), has a lot of fun with all this self-improvement mumbo jumbo. Directed with a clean sense of purpose by Kimberly Senior, the play makes some sharp, comedic points about the lies we tell ourselves (and the lies we tell the world), and Senior's cast (including a first-rate Mick Weber as an easygoing former yuppie who swallows his rage, until he doesn't) feels believably stuck in this rapidly crumbling experiment in group living.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
The flesh wants what it wants. The flesh is so unimportant, but not to these morons. We are created for God. Until these “intellectuals” recognize this TRUTH, they will miss the mark. Jesus knew this.
Our spiritual beings are being ignored and our souls are headed for hell.
Plato wrote crap like this too. Why is it lefties think they are original?
Like free tax payer paid handouts? Free health care? Free college? Free rent, food, clothing, cell phones, TV's, microwaves, air conditioners, Playstations.......
There's a difference between the truly needy and the simply wanting.
So, is he talking about the reward for a persons labor, or the useless coveting of other peoples goods?
It's true, though. The earth has been found wanting. The occupy movement proves it. Their wanting things for free has no end!
That IS what he means, is it not? Those who earn will "have", those who protest will always be in a state of "want." He must be writing about them, correct?
Thou shalt not envy................because there is no end to the envy.
"Oh, bravo! Excruciatingly bad drama! Braaaaahhhhh-VO!"
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