Los Angeles

Guy De Cointet and Bob Wilhite

California Institute Of Technology

Guy De Cointet’s and Bob Wilhite’s third performance, Ramona, was about overlapping sensory perceptions. The eight actors “see” sounds, “hear” sights, and “taste” noises. De Cointet’s script attempts to create a world of carefree unreality and illogic somewhere between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Although both de Cointet and Wilhite are essentially visual artists whose individual works have included performances where the conception was more important than the execution, in Ramona the reverse seems true. Here the play’s the thing. And a very conventional thing it is. The action takes place on an October evening in the present time. Ramona, a painter, has just moved into a California farmhouse overlooking the Pacific. Several friends visit her. Suzanne arrives crying because her lover, John Bentley, disappeared five months ago. John Bentley appears, is

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