The glitzy, mirrored staircase into the wine cellar at Herbie's provided a fitting portal into "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll," a one-person play written by Eric Bogosian and produced by The Midnight Company. With gritty, memorable characters, veteran performer Joe Hanrahan led his audience on a journey of unsettling self-discovery.
It's early March in 1955, and a blizzard is blowing across the Kansas plains. When the bus from Kansas City pulls into its regular stop at Grace's Cafe, the local sheriff tells the driver that they'll have to wait there until the road crews can clear the highways ahead of them.
One-person plays are not my favorite kind of theatre. But after the hour and a half of No Child . . ., I could almost have sworn that I'd seen more write my paper than a dozen people on The Black Rep stage.