Lear casts his shadow over The Father, an intriguing, confounding thriller of a play.

André is 80 and once again he seems to have lost his watch, which is not so very odd. But why do people keep moving the furniture around? Why does his daughter keep contradicting herself? And who are all the strange people who keep arriving?

André – a former engineer and perhaps a one-time tap dancer – is the main protagonist in The Father, a...

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