Three Planets Away

The moral of the Daedalus and Icarus myth seems uninspiring at best: "Aim too high, you'll get burned. Too low, you'll get dragged down. Shoot for that nice, middle-of-the-road averageness." Then again, maybe it's supposed to be something about hubris or disobedience; who knows, it's all Greek to us. Icarus, the play by Edwin Sanchez, features no boyish Athenians, focusing instead on a disfigured sister, Altagracia, and her wheelchair-bound brother, Primitivo, who dreams of making a name for himself by swimming out to the sun. Though the dream is obviously based on a gross ignorance of the solar system, this oddball team work feverishly toward fame, encountering other disturbed, flawed characters along the way. Amphibian Stage Productions' version of Icarus opens Thursday at TCU’s Hays Theatre, 2800 S. University Drive in Fort Worth. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Aug. 10. Continues through Aug. 20

 
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