What can I say? I LOVED The House by the Swamp. So much so that I had to see it twice--I caught the opening night as well as the closing night. The thought of the show makes me so happy because it is such a thing of complex beauty.
First of all, it is so original. I'd never seen anything like it. It is an analytical look at how our society deals with violence--some people by resigning themselves to it as "just a part of life," a few by trying to retreat from our violent world by running away (both physically as well as emotionally).
Through a series of very human and thought-provoking conversations between characters, the play looks at human-committed violence in its various forms: violence done to human beings in war, etc. and viole...