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Review: 'An Accident' is deliberately powerful at Empire Stage

Review: 'An Accident' is deliberately powerful at Empire Stage

The best actors are superb chameleons who dive deeply into the world of each new play and bring a character to life from within.

Elizabeth Price is among those impressive, bold theater artists, in recent years tackling roles in plays by William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and a host of contemporary playwrights. But her newest role, Libby in the Primal Forces production of Lydia Stryk’s “An Accident,” juxtaposes life and art in a chilling, deeply affecting way.

Stryk’s play, which had its world premiere in 2010 at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre, was written as a response to the playwright’s own terrible accident: She was hit by a truck driver while riding her bicycle.

He fled...

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