From the moment you enter the LIDA Project's theater space, your attention is focused on the set: a large square of earth that dwarfs the seats surrounding it on all four sides. Clearly representing a city lot, it reminded me of the bomb sites found all over London when I was growing up there after the war. But it also exhales the sweet scent of wet soil. Broken-down bits of furniture are strewn about, along with trash and tattered pieces of cloth. Bare brown twigs wave forlornly. In one corner, there's a crude edifice made of taped-together... More >>>