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“Far Away”: Caryl Churchill’s apocalyptic shocker, with Laila Kearney and Beth Hogan and directed by Ron Sossi, is a subversive assault on humanity’s capacity to ignore its own atrocities. Controversy is synonymous with the ever-audacious Churchill (“Cloud 9,” “Fen”). “Far Away’s” 2000 Royal Court debut, directed by Stephen Daldry, left London observers cleft between awe and acrimony, and Daldry’s 2002 New York Theatre Workshop reading divided the Manhattan cognoscenti. Yet, even while it polarizes audiences, “Far Away” stitches its chilling thesis into their unwilling subconscious.

-- David C. Nichols

Ends Sunday at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A.

(310) 477-2055


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