Now Playing at SoHo Playhouse: The Book of Moron
What happens when a person loses his memory due to a traumatic incident? Amnesia occurs, providing no context of one’s life and no solid ground on which to stand.
That is a premise, or at least a starting off point for the hilariously titled The Book of Moron, written by and starring satirist Robert DuBac, the one-man show at the SoHo Playhouse, originally directed by the late Gary Shandling.
It’s a cogent expedition through the absurdities of our world, examining how we shape our opinions. Smartly observational, The Book of Mormon uses the convention of amnesia and the desire to re-discover DuBac’s beliefs and values to bring to light so many of the stupidities that litter our society.
DuBac is surely likable, and his writing is witty, but I would not call it laugh out loud, slap your knee kind of funny. Honestly, I was most intrigued by the story of how he lost his memory. DuBac doesn’t spend a lot of time on that important fact, which is the centerpiece of this journey. I think that would be well worth exploring in his next piece.
The Book of Moron plays through Oct. 3 at the SoHo Playhouse on Van Dam Street.
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