The Cataract (2012)

"The Cataract" (2012), directed by Will Davis; Photo: Josh Rasmussen
Photo: Josh Rasmussen

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By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Will Davis

B. Iden Payne Theatre
October 19, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m.
October 21, 27, 28 at 2:00 p.m.

"I want to know you. I want to crawl underneath your skin...We are different, but deep down, very deep down, we have a shared language, a shared way of reading the world. If I could truly know you, then I could understand the world and my place in it."

Set in Minneapolis in 1883, this poetic drama explores one week in the lives of Cyrus and Lottie Finch, a stalwart couple who take in two vagabond lovers from the South. The unlikely pairs' intersection unearths their deep-seated desires - ones which they fight to keep buried. An alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, Lisa D'Amour is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright (Detroit).

Reviews

The Austin Chronicle: "From Nothing to Bounty, An Interview with playwright Lisa D'Amour"

The Daily Texan: "Conflict, emotional expression floods new play"