January 28, 2016
Self-loathing is a particularly insidious and corrosive kind of hatred that eats away at the sufferer and wounds all who fall within range of his or her acid spew. How difficult to watch the portrayal of one such man in The Disgraced. And even more shocking (yet not surprising, when you think about it) to see the thin veneer we drape over our gut-level biases and assumptions. The playwright scratched every character to reveal sadly banal human flaws, the consequences of which can be so devastating. If only we could all be aware of our button-response connection.