Never Scared (Well, Maybe A Little Scared): New Paradise Laboratories
New Paradise Laboratories have long realized that things like evolution, mutation, and metamorphosis are stunning and terrifying. And O Monsters , being exactly about all of that, could wind up being their signature work. (Even so, oh how we loved The Adults.) But all along the way, NPL has made their bones by staging non-stagnant works that don't so much pull the rug out from audiences as jack-hammer the floor away from them, then pouring concrete on top of them in lieu of a curtain call. The best theater helps relate experience through the human perspective, but when that prism is shattered — and shattering is something NPL takes as their chief service — something wholly new emerges. This really is just that.
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