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Lifegame Everyone's life is the stuff of drama. That's the message of Lifegame, an unusual show by Britain's Improbable Theatre, in which each...Lifegame Everyone's life is the stuff of drama. That's the message of Lifegame, an unusual show by Britain's Improbable Theatre, in which each...2000-11-24

Everyone’s life is the stuff of drama. That’s the message of Lifegame, an unusual show by Britain’s Improbable Theatre, in which each night a different volunteer recounts his or her life to an onstage interviewer and company members act out the important events. Sometimes the volunteer joins in, as him- or herself or a relative; sometimes the actors borrow the style of a French film or a biblical epic or use masks or slow motion. It’s all improvised, making it even more impressive when the fast-thinking ensemble hits on a funny or poignant moment. The performance I saw began with too-brief vignettes (and bad Brooklyn accents) but ended with a beautiful imagined death on a Samoan island. Yes, this is your life — and death. B+