The overarching theme of The Underlying Chris, Will Eno’s clever chronicle of an individual’s plurality, is announced in the play’s quirky prologue. A young girl in a man’s suit (Isabella Russo) wanders on stage to advise that this tale (receiving its world premiere at Second Stage Theater's Tony Kiser Theater) is about “continuality, if that’s a word.” If that seems vague, a more revelatory... Read more
The Underlying Chris
Second Stage Theater presents the world premiere of The Underlying Chris, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and co-commissioned by Center Theatre Group.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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The Underlying Chris is a life-affirming and high-spirited look at how a person comes into their identity, and how sometimes it’s life’s tiniest moments that most profoundly change our lives. In these divided times, The Underlying Chris serves as a celebration of our differences, our individuality, and the many mysterious, difficult, and beautiful things we share simply by being alive.