OFF BROADWAY REVIEW
Peter Brook, the great director, conjures up plenty of wonderment from out of thin air in “The Valley of Astonishment,” an intriguing study in the tricks that the mind can play. Performed by three fine actors, the 80-minute piece is spare in minimalist looks and manner and yet it easily takes viewers to astonishing places.
Currently playing at Theater For a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, “The Valley of Astonishment” interweaves the stories of several individuals whose neurological disorders cause them to perceive the world in unusual ways. Scientists and doctors try to grasp their cognitive situations.