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Comedy intended for serious purposes

“The Real Inspector Hound” and “After Magritte” at Lakeside Little Theatre last week featured two one-act plays deftly presented by director Randy Warren and representing the influences that shaped playwright Tom Stoppard, particularly the work of surrealist painters Marcel Duchamp and Rene Magritte.

Unfortunately, it is as impossible to lick your elbow as it is to understand surrealism in theater art. This is deliberate. Because it’s not art reflecting life. It’s art lampooning our irrational perceptions of truth, meaning and purpose in life.


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