SynopsisTake a dark journey through the life of a tormented young woman as she encounters violence and heartbreak. An intensely personal play, written months before the controversial young playwright took her own life, the ominous title refers to the early morning moment when the afflicted mind is said to assume clarity. This provocative masterpiece will receive a startling production by the acclaimed Chicago theater company The Hypocrites. 4.48 Psychosis may initially shock and offend, but its stark poetry and evocative imagery will linger in your mind.
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-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"UNREMITTINGLY INTENSE... It's proof of the production's power that it can excite such resistance and still enthrall."
"Compelling... a fully conceived expression of a state of mind."
Martha Lavey discusses the adventuresome spirit of this daring Hyprocrites production in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre.
Sarah Kane was not like most young playwrights. By the time of her tragic death in 1999, Kane’s work had garnered international critical acclaim. Her plays continue to be translated and performed throughout the world today, with a growing awareness of this troubled playwright and her troubling brand of theater.