Just 2 more days to see Poison at the Orange Tree Theatre
Poison explores grief and how to survive.
Lot Vekeman’s 2010 play Poison has been a major hit across Europe and was translated from the original Dutch for its New York premiere last year. It is now on at the Orange Tree Theatre until December 2nd but it is well worth making the effort to see.
This isn’t just because there are only two characters, whose names we never know. It’s that this couple’s situation is every parent’s worst nightmare. This is a play about grief: about the different ways individuals deal with it; about the pressing need for those individuals to talk about it; and about why it’s so hard for them to talk about it to each other.