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“A Tale of Autumn” Tells of Worlds Disrupted, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

“A Tale of Autumn” Tells of Worlds Disrupted, at Crowded Fire, S.F.

Chen’s Dystopian Dramedy Rings Alarm by Paul Ebenkamp Christopher Chen’s “A Tale of Autumn” is a will-to-power story that takes corporate-state nihilism, bourgeois obliviousness, and the poverties and traumas suffered by those who stand in the way of ascendant tyranny, and shakes them gently. The result is a tightly constructed dystopian dramedy of manners. The play’s core concern is the irreconcilability of greed and compassion. These forces are placed in centrifugal motion with each other through deft juxtapositions of scenes…

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Paul Ebenkamp

Paul Ebenkamp

Paul Ebenkamp is author of Parallel Realism (Despite Editions, 2017) and The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015); is co-editor of Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (with Robert Hass, Counterpoint, 2014) and Richard O. Moore’s Particulars of Place: New Poems (with Brenda Hillman and Garrett Caples, Omnidawn, 2015); curates the Woolsey Heights reading series with Andrew Kenower; and with strings and devices makes music as Position.