By Tim Crouch
A guy loses his daughter to a vehicle. not anything now's what it's. It’s like he’s in a play – yet he doesn’t recognize the phrases or the moves.
The guy who was once riding the automobile is a degree hypnotist. because the twist of fate, he’s misplaced the ability of recommendation. His act’s a catastrophe. For him, every little thing now could be precisely what it is.
For the 1st time because the coincidence, those males meet. They meet while the daddy volunteers for the Hypnotist’s act. And, this time, he quite doesn’t understand the phrases or the moves…
An Oak Tree is a extraordinary play for 2 actors. the daddy, although, is performed through a distinct actor – male or woman – at every one functionality. They stroll on degree having neither noticeable nor learn a notice of the play
they’re in…until they’re in it. this can be a breath-taking projection of a functionality, given from one actor to a different, from a hypnotist to their topic, from an viewers to the degree. An Oak Tree is a daring and
absurdly comedian play approximately loss, recommendation and the ability of the mind.
Winner of a Village Voice Obie for its autumn 2006 Off-Broadway run.
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