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Sophia Le Fraga's UND3RGR0UND L0V3R5 at Gauss PDF

By Harriet Staff


And speaking of digital publications surfing their way onto the interwebs this week, Sophia Le Fraga's third installment of her "anti-play" trilogy, UND3RGR0UND L0V3R5: A Comedy-Ballet without Dance or Music, debuted on Gauss PDF. We wrote a little bit about the first piece, W8ing 4, and about the "First Readings" round-table at Jacket2 last year. A little about UND3RGR0UND L0V3R5

"UND3RGR0UND L0V3R5," the third installment of Sophia Le Fraga’s absurdist poetic trilogy "TH3 4NT1-PL4Y5,” is an adaption of the Jean Tardieu's play of (almost) the same title, in which 24 characters make small talk in the subway, and which was cited by Samuel Beckett as a major influence on his own dialogue in Waiting for Godot. In this version, Twitter DM replaces the subterranean commute, but the play still centers on a central dialogue, between HE and SHE, or BLUE and PURPLE, a couple whose increasingly frustrated dialogue causes their relationship to unravel to the point that "HE" forgets his lover's name entirely, and is driven to increasingly anti-heroic means.

Now's your chance to check out all three "anti-plays" together at once, here, here, and here. And if you're in NYC on Friday, you can see a live performance of UND3RGR0UND L0V3R5 at Artists Space.

Originally Published: October 14th, 2015