[maxgallery name=”z-space-sf-ego-carl-djerassi”]We recently attended a preview screening of Carl Djerassi’s Ego, a play about an egotistical writer who indulges in the public response to his orchestrated fake death and fabricates an imaginary writer in order to publish a new book. The entire story is set in a psychiatrist’s office and revolves around the lives of three actors: psychiatrist Dr Theodore Hoffman, writer Stephen Marx, and his wife Miriam. With seats placed on the outer rim of the stage, Z Space’s underground theater was both intimate and engaging. Despite a somewhat mechanical storyline, the actor’s boisterous movements, improvisation, and pronounced stage presence kept the experience captivating. The play runs until November 9th.
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