Caridad Svich’s The Red Bike is a strange little thing, an 80-minute meditation on gentrification and ennui that’s full of beeps and honks and four adult actors all playing the same child (who is also an adult reflecting on being a child). It reminded me a little of reading Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, with the actors taking turns reciting thoughts and memories. It’s experimental in a formal way, a style you don’t encounter often around here. I wouldn’t say I totally got it, but I liked the parts that I did get. The set is minimal, just some plastic chairs and one of those LED number counter things dividing the play into many, many quick chapters. Wilbury regular Jason Quinn plays guitar in the corner.
photo credit: Erin X. Smithers