And it's that gentle pinprick that lets the blood flow at last.
If playwright Eno began Tragedy: a tragedy in 1999, as the program indicates, it surely picked up some thematic momentum after 2001, when principal televised upheaval gave way to an unending worldwide war against terror just the kind of tragedy (in capital letters) that serves all the better to lull those on the home front into a dull, deflated night of everyday horrors. But Eno's very funny play featuring an enjoyable, expert ensemble and deftly directed by Les Waters is no political tract. It instead remains, like his babbling newscasters, precisely vague about everything all the better in the play's case to sneak up on the sensation and insight hiding behind the minutely, fleetingly particular. Maybe tragedy, it suggests, is already tautology, since we're born into it, and every peaceful little moment that brushes us so lovingly also whispers demise.
TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY
Through April 13
Wed.and Sun., 7 p.m. (also Sun, 2 p.m.)
Tues. and Thurs.Sat., 8 p.m. (also Sat., 2 p.m.), $13.50$69
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison, Berk.
(510) 647-2949, www.berkleyrep.org
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