by Michael Meigs
Published on March 01, 2012
Phineas learns that by pulling a lever he can arbitrarily enter into a completely new reality, finding himself in new circumstances with new relationships.
Nurtured together, produced in tandem and presented as a double bill at the Blue Theatre, Paper Moon's Phineas Hamm and Cambiare's Messenger No. 4 have surprisingly little in common. They appear the same evening in another of Ia Instera's intricately imagined sets but otherwise they're different in style, in concept, costuming and cast. Fraternal twins couldn't be more different. What they do share, however, is a wistful belief in the power of the stage to alter the ordinary, …