The theft of Albert Einstein’s brain, an experimental surgery that leaves the patient trapped in a state of perpetual immediacy for 55 years, a form of amnesia that erases the distinction between reality and fantasy — these curious incidents from the annals of medical science may seem unlikely narrative bedfellows. They’re intricately connected, however, in the inspired West Coast premiere of “Incognito,” British playwright Nick Payne’s ingeniously heady drama at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre.
The Times’ theater team is back with its new weekly shortlist of offerings at L.A.’s 99-seat theaters and other smaller venues. Some of these shows we’ve seen; others might have caught our attention because of the timely themes or track record of the playwright, director or cast. These picks appear every Friday, a bookend to our comprehensive theater listings posted every Monday at latimes.com/arts.
There are no easy outs in the Grove Theater Center revival of David Harrower’s “Blackbird” — not for its two characters locked in brutal psychological warfare, nor for anyone in the audience wishing for a moral framework that makes sense of their tortured relationship. That’s because Harrower’s unsettling 2007 drama artfully peels the labels faster than we can apply them to the tense reunion between a man and woman whose past sexual encounter occurred when she was 12 and he was 40.
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