Hannes Langolf depicts John, a broken Everyman. His ugly/beautiful movements capture the precarious nature of a life in chaos. Played out on a revolving stage (designed by Anna Fleischle), the story seems to be a never-ending emotional loop. Horror gives way to hope; hope is replaced by self-destruction; empathy becomes fear; the cycle repeats itself. We see John’s violent childhood, his descent into drug addiction, his life in prison and his time in gay saunas. Each tragedy is rebuffed with an offer of redemption. The 75-minute work features a sound track by Gareth Fry. 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:15 p.m. Monday. 510 Texas. For information, visit ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk. $20.
Sat., Jan. 3, 12:30 p.m.; Tue., Jan. 6, 7:15 p.m., 2015