Enter the brutal and, at times, beautiful world of Sarah Kane as the Back Door Theatre stages the Portland premiere of Blasted. Twenty years ago, Kane's debut play set the modern theater on its ear -- championed by some and condemned by others for its violence and fearless presentation of the darkest facets of human nature. The gritty drama takes place between lost and battered souls who drift into each other in a hotel surrounded by a brutal war. This haunting, and eerily prescient play delves into the kinds of nightmarish conditions that go hand-in-hand with war, from sexual violence to heart-breaking fatalities.
This production is recommended for audience members age 18 or older.