What we learn about the characters may be dimly rooted in the past, but the meaning behind the action is refreshingly present. The now, not the then, is what draws us in. That's what makes Patrick's take on this old story new. Brought to life in this excellent production, it's the best two-character play I've seen since Trevor Ferguson's Zarathustra Said Some Things, No?, and a distinct highlight of this year's Fringe Festival.
At the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City. Performances through August 24. Tickets online at the Fringe website, or call 212-279-4488 or 888-FringeNYC (outside NY).