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Monday, August 14, 2017
"Lungs" @ Third Rail Rep.
"Lungs" reminded me a little of "Constellations" at PCS last Season, in terms of speed at which the narrative moves through wide-swaths of time. "Lungs", is the slightly better of the two shows, precisely because of its ultimately narrower scope. Despite sharing the time-shifting element, "Constellations" tried to tackle enormous questions of time and space, while still squeezed tightly around the relationship of the couple at its center. "Lungs" on the other hand, is given greater heft by barreling through courtship, tragedy, betrayal, childbirth, parenting, and death, in 90 minutes. All without feeling overstuffed, and strangely, is both panoramic and focused at the same time. It is one of the most intimate shows I have seen, sometimes uncomfortably so. It should not be missed.
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