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Iron Crow Theatre stages Sarah Kane's disturbing, engrossing '4.48 Psychosis'
Iron Crow Theatre stages Sarah Kane's disturbing, engrossing '4.48 Psychosis'

It is impossible to avoid thinking about Sarah Kane's suicide by hanging in 1999 at the age of 28 when encountering the British playwright's final work, "4.48 Psychosis." There's something at once real and surreal, disturbing and absorbing, about this roughly hour-long examination of mental illness, qualities that Iron Crow Theatre seizes upon in a darkly evocative production directed by Ryan Clark at Theatre Project. Kane's non-linear play is a kind of manic prose poem about people in various stages of mental illness; warnings and pleas seem to haunt every line. All of this requires a well-matched ensemble, which Iron Crow has assembled: Katie Keddell,...

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