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Perp – The Barrow Group, New York

Writer: Lyle Kessler Director: Lee Brock Reviewer: Solace The Barrow Group’s current production, Perp, by Lyle Kessler, American playwright, screenwriter and actor, best known internationally for Orphans, the play he wrote in 1983. Perp is the story of a vicious killer on the loose and the kindhearted Douglass (Ali Arkane) finding himself the unwitting target of detectives, played by Tricia ...

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Orphans – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Lyle Kessler Director: Paul Tomlinson Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Some plays refuse to fit into pigeonholes. American writer Lyle Kessler’s multiple award winner, first staged in 1983, defies expectations at all turns, taking in sickening violence, brutal bullying, incarceration and racism and leaving the audience laughing until it hurts. What about calling it the funniest tragedy in town? The ...

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