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Annex Theater transports 'Flatland' into a new dimension

Annex Theater transports 'Flatland' into a new dimension

Arms rigid at their sides, three actors flip around with each step as they move forward and back on a runway, confined to a single line. Thus is the reality of the denizens of Line Land, anthropomorphized geometric forms who are helplessly constricted as the two-dimensional shape Chromatistes blinks in and out of their one-dimensional view. Evan Moritz's "Flatland," adapted from Victorian novella of the same name, stretches from dimensions zero to 10, framing social commentary with the mathematical abstractions of these higher and lower dimensions.

The two-dimensional world of Flatland is one of strict social hierarchy. The "small triangles"...

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