Critical Confabulations

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Off-Broadway Theatre Review: Be the Death of Me

Be the Death of Me by the Civilians


Walking into the historic Irondale Center, which was once a church, a sense of melancholy pervades. Peering into the dim, cavernous space, guests are handed maps and instructed to begin with the station listed on the back. When a sound cues, they wander at will—up or down a staircase, into a hidden corner to whatever station piques their curiosity: a working bar, single laptop with multiple pairs of headphones, claustrophobic closet with a lonely tape recorder, narrow stairwell, mattress, table with tarot cards. Most stations act as mini-performance spaces for single actors, each sharing his or her personal experience with death, while others are audio-only (an AOL dial-up leads to a heartrending connection between two grieving souls). Be the Death of Me is a soul-searching choose-your-own-adventure theatre for the morbidly curious…

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