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Byline: GORDON BARR

Funny, tragic lives OH, The Humanity and Other Good Intentions is at Northern Stage in Newcastle until September 24.

Written by Will Eno, directed by Erica Whyman and set on the American East Coast, this sharp and witty collection of stripped back vignettes examines just how people see themselves in our constantly recorded world, how gloriously inappropriate our innermost thoughts and feelings can be, and how funny, tragic and strangely lifeaffirming the truth can be when we let it slip out.

Meet the football coach whose life is in freefall; or the airline rep pointlessly reassuring relatives after a disaster, two hopelessly honest people looking for love online and the photographer, and his assistant, waiting to take a picture of us, the audience.

"Oh, The Humanity and Other Good Intentions are funny, warm and searching descriptions of ordinary people in extraordinary, almost impossible situations," said Erica Whyman.

Surrounding the production is a series of events celebrating the contradictions of life as a human being.

For the complete festival listings visit www.ohthehumanity.co.uk GORDON BARR

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SHARP Actor John Kirk rehearses for his role in Oh The Humanity, And Other Good Intentions at Northern Stage
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 14, 2011
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