The Transparency of Val
4 men, 3 women: 7 total
"…no less sweeping in scope than Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave,' tackles the life cycle, sexual politics, race relations, foreign affairs, and modern religion. And it's a comedy." —TheaterMania.com. "A rich and ambitious piece of writing in the absurdist tradition…also a biting, and sometimes disturbing, look at the world, both past and present, told through the simple tale of a young man's coming of age…The verbal dexterity that Belber displays and the flights of fancy in which he engages are truly macabre." —American Theater Web.
Book/Item: THE TRANSPARENCY OF VAL
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance.
THE STORY: Val is born. Within minutes, he learns part of the entire history of the world. By then, having finished college, he is faced with the task of actually living. It's not quite the coconut he was taught, what with all the twisted Buddhists, sexually-amorphous mates and frighteningly friendly Nazis. But Val's a survivor, and like most good people, he'll endure. Unless he goes insane.