Do you enjoy apocalypse scenarios? But, no, not just one at a time. Do you want to watch eleven different apocalypse scenarios in the span of two hours? Are you just an ardent fan of symbolism? Do you yearn to watch an unbelievably unique play? Even if you answered no to all three questions, you should still head over to the PW Downspace to watch Evan Silver ’16‘s 11 Apocalypses (showing on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m., and Monday at 8 p.m.).
If I still haven’t convinced you, read on for a few more specific reasons to go.
- The Apocalypses
Influenced by old stories and archetypes, Silver crafts a delicately intricate multiverse of eleven separate worlds. The storylines are extremely diverse: a millennial trapped at sea, a woman struggling to answer big questions after the rapture, and a man finding himself obsessively entranced in jazz. My personal favorite apocalypses were Sandy’s (BlogDH staffer Jessica Steans-Gail ‘16) hilariously loopy disillusions while trapped in a freezer and Minden’s (Jesse Weil ‘16) tender, yet excitingly tense interactions with Candace, a robot. However, it would be unjust not to applaud the force of Eve’s (Ellie Gravitte ‘17) and Jupiter’s (Katherine Doherty ‘16) explosive performances in which viewers are struck by the suffocating desperation and complex spectrum of human emotions behind their words.