`Self:' too much of a bad thing

Three-part navel-gazer is too graphic and disturbing to be enjoyable, thought-provoking

Theater Review

October 17, 2006|By J. Wynn Rousuck | J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic

A man thinks he's pregnant with his father's child. Another man eats his own flesh to determine whether he's an android. And a woman manipulates her brain by putting her hand through a hole in her skull.

The Theatre Project has a reputation for presenting the new and different. And, there have certainly been forays into the distasteful over the years. But Jack Hanley's Self at Hand: A Play in 3 Modules - directed and designed by Towson University grad Christopher Eaves and produced by his New York company, eavesdrop - could make even the unshockable squirm.

Self at Hand continues through Sunday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. $16. 410-752-8558 or theatreproject.org.

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