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Trib Live – Quantum Theatre’s ‘Far Away’ brings thought-provoking theater to your living room

By April 1, 2021April 27th, 2021Far Away

While live theater has struggled in the shifting landscape of the pandemic, always-experimental Quantum Theatre has taken the difficulties in stride and created a digital season.

Its current production, “Far Away,” which is available for at-home streaming until March 7, flourishes within the video medium, showing a bleak, abstract portrait of a dystopian society at war with itself and everything in it.

Written by Caryl Churchill, “Far Away” is a compact, 45-minute play in three sections. It follows three characters, Joan, Harper and Todd, through their lives in a hyper-partisan society where everything, even inanimate objects, appear to be embroiled in a life-or-death battle. The characters are forced to confront the ever-shifting moral questions of a spiraling political landscape.

This is not a play for a cozy Saturday night on the couch, but it is a challenging and empathetic piece that sticks in the mind long after the credits roll.

– Alexis Papalia, Trib Live

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