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The Perfect Detonator

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23 2014

THE PERFECT DETONATOR

THURSDAY, NOV. 13–SUNDAY, NOV. 23, DURHAM

SHEAFER LAB THEATER—"An explosion is the most lasting thing in the universe," Joseph Conrad wrote to editor Edward Garnett. "It leaves disorder, remembrance, room to move, a clear space." Conrad's characters would repeat the sentiment in The Secret Agent, his novel about anarchists protesting industrial society by bombing the Greenwich Observatory. Seventy years later, Ted Kaczynski drew on the novel for inspiration as he became the Unabomber. Jody McAuliffe's new play for Duke Theater Studies fuses literature with biography, following Kaczynski as he reads Conrad's work while devising plans of his own in a cabin in Montana. Given her previous work, we're expecting harrowing insights. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., $5–$10, 121 Science Dr., 919-684-4444, www.tickets.duke.edu. —Byron Woods

Price: $5-$10

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