by Peter Shaffer
Mar. 17 - Apr. 2, 1988
Directed by Richard Lemin
With symbolic use of masks and
staging, EQUUS depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with
a spike. Through a psychiatrist's analysis of the events, Shaffer creates a
chilling portrait of how materialism and convenience have killed our capacity
for worship and passion and, consequently, our capacity for pain.
The play explores questions about what is Normal and to what extent society will go to normalize people
- or to lock them away somewhere if they can't be normalized.