Coastal Disturbances

Andrew Bovell’s play Speaking in Tongues is probably the closest thing we will ever see to a David Lynch movie onstage. The similarities are striking: The script is rife with sexuality, menace, the terror of the unsaid. Act I introduces a quartet of characters, two couples involved in mutual adulteries, then the action veers off in another direction in Act II, focusing on another characters; however, everyone, we learn is linked—sort of—by an apparent act of violence. Most of all, Mark

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