These plays are relevant as ever. Kane's dialogue is written in bare bones language, so bare that the intentions and meanings of the characters become elliptical. Their bad needs and desire for power are always acted upon. This year, politics and private lives lived publicly feel more like Ancient Greek drama than ever (children's moral voices in chorus, powerful men obsessed with their daughters, stale institutions too drenched in their own history). Kane's plays punch through to reveal truth and sense in chaos.