City Garage is pleased to present world premiere of Kosovar playwright Jeton Nezirajís Department of Dreams. In this nightmarish, Orwellian comedy an autocratic government demands its citizens deposit their dreams in a central, bureaucratic depository so that it can exert the fullest possible control of their imaginations. In this vast, underground complex, civil servants like Dan, a new hire for the prized job of Interpreter, sift patiently through the nationís dreams looking for threats to the governmentís authority. If order is to be maintained, deviance must be extinguished and imagination co-opted. Dan works hard and tries stubbornly to survive in this strange dream world but finds nothing is as it seems to be except the authority that rules it. Donít miss the world premiere of this new play from one of Europeís most remarkable playwrights.
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Stage Raw - Somewhat Recommended
"...There is undeniably great potential here to tell the story of a well-meaning everyman who falls into the inevitable traps of an oppressive government - yet the protagonist is consistently blank and there are no other characters that really merit our emotional investment. Moreover, the ending is a complete cop-out, favoring facile fantasy over the cruel reality of the situation. It caps off an ostensibly seductive yet ultimately desultory production that could use a couple of firm feet on the ground."
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