The other two characters to attempt this journey are Kilroy and Quixote, and it's significant that only a poet, an innocent, and a dreamer are able to transcend the tawdry but addicting reality of Camino Real. As Quixote states in the hopeful, penultimate line of the play, "Violets have broken through the rocks in the mountains."
Speaking of violets, a nosegay is due to Parry for admirably resurrecting a play which, though written 50 years ago, feels as fresh and stimulating as a first kiss.
Camino Real runs through March 23 at the Basement Space. Call 747-5515.