An orange is orange. Period. Anyone who says otherwise is insane, pure and simple
or, perhaps, from a different culture. In Joe Penhalls play, Blue/Orange, the question of cultural relativity versus mental illness erupts into a power struggle at a London psychiatric hospital. Christopher, a black patient thought bonkers for claiming to be the son of an African dictator, is scheduled to be released. That is, until Dr. Flaherty decides Christophers color confusion warrants further treatment. But another psychiatrist, Dr. Smith, disagrees, arguing that Christophers problem is nothing more than culture shock (and theres no such thing as culture shock treatment). So whos right in this game of psychiatric tug-of-war? Perhaps sanity is less a matter of cultural relativism than doctors orders. The Promethean Theatres production of Blue/Orange opens at 8 p.m. Friday at Nova Southeastern Universitys Mailman Hollywood Theatre (3301 College Ave., Davie). Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Call 786-317-7580, or visit www.theprometheantheatre.org.
April 28-May 14