him by e.e. cummings

Directed by Bryan Jackson
UCLA School of Theater Film and Television

A queer re-reading of poet and artist e.e. cummings’ avant-garde theatrical masterpiece. The play tracks a writer, him, collapsing under the weight of a failed relationship with his lover, me. This virtually unknown 3-act play is packed with pages-long monologues with no punctuation that spray out in rapid bursts. What appears impossible to comprehend on the page is illuminated and zipping with energy in performance. The second act features ten scenes in ten theatrical styles, each collapsing further onto themselves as the artist attempts to explain himself to me.