``Zone 3,'' an absurdist satire... is, indeed, often very funny.
… this is a refreshing burst of creativity from the unpredictable playwright. - The Kansas City Star
An Absurd Cynical Satire
Genre: psychological comedy
Keyword: power, paranoia, conspiracy, media, government, death
Synopsis: What if all the conspiracy stories we ever heard were true? Did Elvis fake his death? What if you found out that there was an actual government agency that actually did all the things we always viewed as crazy. What if many famous people that we thought had died were really very much alive and kept in a government holding facility? What if the members of the top secret agency ZONE 3 were really in charge of almost everything we see, hear and believe?
Production History: World Premiere: Unicorn Theatre - Kansas City, MO - 1998
IN DEATH, CELEBRITIES LIVE ON, GOVERNMENT HELPS RON SIMONIAN'S 'ZONE 3' LOOKS AT NATION'S NEED TO KEEP ICONS ALIVE
April 24, 1998 By ROBERT TRUSSELL Publication: The Kansas City Star
The humor comes more from reality, I guess. '' Cynthia Levin, the Unicorn's producing artistic director, said she asked Simonian to write a new play after she couldn't find a worthy submission in the theater company's annual play-writing competition. ``It seems to me that Ron is in a maturation stage and he's gaining and growing, and this play, I think, reflects a little of that. '' More
'ZONE 3' REFRESHING, CYNICAL AND ABSURD
April 26, 1998 By ROBERT TRUSSELL Publication: The Kansas City Star
Superior performances and crisp direction get the most out of ``Zone 3,'' an absurdist satire from Ron Simonian. This two-act effort is officially billed as a ``dark comedy'' and is, indeed, often very funny. … this is a refreshing burst of creativity from the unpredictable playwright. More