Friedrich Nietzche "is a man who sees the darkness, where other people think there is a light still shining." The story begins with the philosopher collapsing when he sees a horse being beaten on the street, and explodes as characters identified as the Child, the Cruel Man, and the Beautiful Woman enter the scene. The full text of this "mesmerizing tragicomic fantasia of a play" (The New York Times).
Many remember Yippie! founder Abbie Hoffman for pranks like the levitation of the Pentagon during a 1967 march against the Vietnam War (witnesses insist that it really did happen). As the new film Chicago 10 brings Abbie's brilliance to a new generation, it's good to recall, as this interview shows, that the left's leading trickster figure was a sober, serious strategist who grounded his antics in theory. [An RS Encore Presentation]