Synopsis

Dark Ride

Dark Ride $15.99

Len Jenkin

Published by Broadway Play Publishing

6 Male 4 Female

Is comprised of a series of vignettes involving characters who, at first, appear to bear no relation to each other

A mysterious figure gives a scholar an ancient manuscript to translate; a thief steals an enormous jewel; a woman assures us that life is all coincidence; a dream-like waitress serves her customers all manner of thoughts and suggestions but no food

The images created are bizarrely funny and provocative and, in time, coalesce into a pattern of driving concerns and obsessions which come into focus when the various characters finally meet at an oculists convention in Mexico City

Phantasmagoric and convoluted, the play is a journey which, in the final essence, transcends the physical world to explore the seat of true reality - the inner recesses of the mind

A brilliantly conceived and highly theatrical experience in absurdist drama, in which the audience is taken on a wild and funny metaphysical journey into the fertile imaginations of the diverse characters whose bizarre stories are deftly interwoven into the fabric of the play

REVIEWS

"The trip itself, like a spooky show in a carnival tunnel, is full of bright, surprising images, scary and funny" ~ Village Voice

" funny, rich, erudite, playful, assured" ~ Soho News

"Few playwrights have Jenkin's skill at theatrical sleight-of-hand it supplies an ingenuity which cannot fail to stimulate both the theatre and the theatregoer" ~ NY Daily News

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