The Flea Theater's production of Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations, five short plays by Will Eno, directed by Jim Simpson, with Marisa Tomei and Brian Hutchison is now running. Here's my brief rundown:
1. "Behold the Coach in a Blazer, Uninsured": A losing coach talks to the microphones. Dreary introspection -- all whine.
2. "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain." Two morons in pursuit of the ordinary describe themselves with no effect.
3. "Enter the Spokeswoman, Gently" Air crash morbid -- some humor, but no joy.
4. "The Bully Composition" shows some imagination re a photograph from the Spanish American War -- I learned that war is horrible.
5. A surreal piece, with an additional actor, Drew Hildebrand, at a christening or a funeral - the beginning or ending of life.
I found most of the performances to be flat and mournful, the material banal and boring, and my final comment, which I overheard another audience member say, is: "Oh, the mundanity."