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One of the best examples of Howard Barker's theatre of catastrophe, The Possibilities are well established in the international theatre repertoire. Consisting of a series of ten pieces on irrationality and the limits of logic, it portrays a set of characters that act against their own interests, but in doing so both refine and complicate their humanity. It is a piece that raises far more questions than it answers, and it is at the same time absurd, compassionate, harrowing, funny, brutal and ultimately unforgettable... 

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The Possibilities

by Howard Barker

Whistler in the Dark Theatre

2006 @ The Charlestown Working Theater

  • Eliot Norton Awards nomination: Outstanding Production Fringe Theatre

" "The Possibilities" is electrifying theater, quite possibly the first must-see production of 2006.
 
That isn't meant as a snub to the other fine work on our local stages, but in terms of theatrical impact and sheer guts "The Possibilities" easily elbows aside the competition."

 

Boston Globe

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