Darkside | Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School | Stage | Indy Week
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When: Oct. 12-29 2017
Price: $5-$25
Existentialism (Applied)—that's what we called our biweekly sessions at a friend's house after our grueling senior seminar in philosophy. We'd digest our forced feedings of Kant and Kierkegaard with cheap takeout and liqueurs, contemplating Nietzsche's bizarre koans along with ignited illicit herbs. Invariably, the existential soundtrack was by Pink Floyd. So there was something quite familiar in the news that Tom Stoppard, when he was commissioned to write a radio play for the BBC in 2013 to mark the fortieth anniversary of landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon, devised a dramatic comedy in which a philosophy student falls into a looking-glass world of philosophical thought experiments and is tested when she befriends the people she meets there. Whimsy meets gravitas as story and soundtrack both probe diverse facets of the human experience. Pálína Jónsdóttir directs. —Byron Woods



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