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Kate Berlant questions this thing we call the self in the clever meta-comedy ‘Kate’

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Kate Berlant questions this thing we call the self in the clever meta-comedy ‘Kate’


Kate Berlant at Pasadena Playhouse.
(Photo by Jeff Lorch).

Kate Berlant asks this question in the clever metacomedy Kate

Arts,Theater

Charles McNulty

Jan. 24, 2024

What is acting exactly? For Kate, the quasi-autobiographical character in experimental comedian Kate Berlants delightfully odd solo show, Kate, the answer is the ability to cry on cue.

The tears will not fall, no matter what she is thinking, how she feels, or how many near-traumas and disappointments she has experienced. The…



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