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Sarah Kane’s brief, boundary-breaking career prompted the terms “a theatre of extremes” and “an ethics of catastrophe.” In a former university, society’s “undesirables” are imprisoned and subjected to a series of tortures designed to test the limits of human love on the battlefield of the human body. Explosively aching, hauntingly poetic, and disarmingly tender, Cleansed is a fever-dream fable of unimaginable brutality and miraculous beauty. This whiplash for the soul comes soaked through with hope.

Cleansed, making its regional premiere, is undeniably a love story. Given the country’s immediate threat to the bodies and lives of those that look, live, or love in ways that deviate from the most conservative societal "norms," 25 years after it was written, the play feels nightmarishly prescient.

Sarah Kane’s brief, boundary-breaking career prompted the terms “a theatre of extremes” and “an ethics of catastrophe.” In a former university, society’s “undesirables” are imprisoned and subjected to a series of tortures designed to test the limits of human love on the battlefield of the human body. Explosively aching, hauntingly poetic, and disarmingly tender, Cleansed is a fever-dream fable of unimaginable brutality and miraculous beauty. This whiplash for the soul comes soaked through with hope.

Cleansed, making its regional premiere, is undeniably a love story. Given the country’s immediate threat to the bodies and lives of those that look, live, or love in ways that deviate from the most conservative societal "norms," 25 years after it was written, the play feels nightmarishly prescient.

Sarah Kane’s brief, boundary-breaking career prompted the terms “a theatre of extremes” and “an ethics of catastrophe.” In a former university, society’s “undesirables” are imprisoned and subjected to a series of tortures designed to test the limits of human love on the battlefield of the human body. Explosively aching, hauntingly poetic, and disarmingly tender, Cleansed is a fever-dream fable of unimaginable brutality and miraculous beauty. This whiplash for the soul comes soaked through with hope.

Cleansed, making its regional premiere, is undeniably a love story. Given the country’s immediate threat to the bodies and lives of those that look, live, or love in ways that deviate from the most conservative societal "norms," 25 years after it was written, the play feels nightmarishly prescient.

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WHERE

Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
https://catastrophictheatre.com/

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