Sunday, September 11, 2005

A capital offense

Here's a play about a copy editor -- "Bone Dry aka the Copy Editor Murders" -- that sounds as if not one copy editor would enjoy it.
[Playwright Paula] Cizmar's language strains clumsily to be cool (dogs are muttsters; hummingbirds are h-birds), and the people she puts on stage are more narcissistic abstractions than characters. Eddi, the central character and ostensibly the repository of our emotional investment is cloying, self-pitying -- and she uses "impact" as a verb, which would be a capital offense among every copy editor I know.
But, if you still want to see it, make your way to Minneapolis. It closes Oct. 16.


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