Radio (3 stars)

  • 8 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Beautifully written drama delivered as monologue concerning a young American from the town of Lebanon, Kansas (a name that’s now weirdly resonant), which lies at the dead centre if the United States. The kid comes of age on 21 June, 1950, exactly half way through the century, at which point this all-American male perceives the world starting to unravel into entropy. Writer Al Smith’s heady mix of nostalgia and criticism of the modern age is quite mesmerising, though given the minimalist staging here it might just as well be enjoyed as a short story. (Miles Fielder)

Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug, 4.30pm, £8.50-£9.50 (£7.50-£8.50).

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