FATE’s production of Don DeLillo’s Valparaiso
by Zack Smith
If nothing else, Free Association Theater Ensemble’s production of Don DeLillo’s Valparaiso at Common Ground deserves points for creative staging. The staging area is set up like rows of airplane seats, with the playbill and tickets given out as boarding passes and free peanuts distributed at intermission. As clever as the production is, though, it still has to contend with a surreal, intellectual script that doesn’t necessarily make for a coherent storyline.