People in Center City are thrusting blades and filling the air with clanks and zings. They spring into the air as others slash with swords where they were standing just a moment earlier. Some spar while racing about, or hurl stray weapons and send them spinning into other fighters' hands. Some come at others with daggers.
Isaac is a guy in his 30s who teaches art and has a burning love for a student of his - an 8-year-old boy. What we know from Beautiful Child, the play being done by Fever Dream Repertory at the Adrienne, is little more. During the course of a class, Isaac put his hand on the boy's shoulder, then his finger on the boy's lips. Anything else, we have to assume.
Howard Shapiro joined The Inquirer in 1970 and has held many writing and editing positions, including cultural arts editor and travel editor. He now writes for The Inquirer’s features section.
His “On Travel” column appears occasionally on Sundays in Travel, and his theater reviews appear in the Daily Magazine and Weekend.
Find his podcasts with theater artists at http://go.philly.com/theater