The homo-eroticism must be a central theme for Petyerf Shafer, the playwright, or he could easily have had women play the horses. Directed by Sean Mathias. But Bennett, designer Georgia Lowe and movement director Shelley Maxwell have totally reimagined this. However, throughout the entire second act Bedford performs exquisitely, his anger and despair expressed to maximum effectiveness. With any luck his private parts will come to feel as plastic to him as the products of the factory to which he will almost certainly be sent. Reuse this content.
The Boston production does not feature the best acting you might wish for, but it has its highlights, and taken as a whole it is an overwhelming, deeply affecting experience.
What then? Dysart, who is called upon to heal Alan but turns out to need healing himself: Not flesh.
We loved Alan.