We swoop down through the clouds to the Coliseum grounds. We see senators, centurions, aqueducts, Caesar, bloody-handed Brutus, Roman baths. So far, we might be watching a cheesy educational video about ancient Rome or a really bad movie preview.
Complex human societies, including our own, are fragile. They are held together by an invisible web of mutual trust and social cooperation. This web can fray easily, resulting in a wave of political instability, internal conflict and, sometimes, outright social collapse.
Like the Holy Roman Empire, which was none of the above, the Flying Karamazov Brothers are not airborne, Russian or kin. And though they call their new show “4Play,” their multiple skills, profusely and diversely displayed, make it look more like 40 at multitalented play.