• Ian Thal

    the baggy-suited fellow with a suitcase spouting folksy philosophy (“You cannot step into the same river twice”) is a traveler, played by Uriona

    Hardly a “folksy philosophy”. Uriona is quoting Heraclitus of Ephesus (ca.535-575 BCE) — to this day, arguably one of the most influential of the pre-Socratics. While the script may have been revised since then, on the night I attended, the traveler specifically mentioned that he was quoting Heraclitus.

    Otherwise a good review and insightful interview, but one of the founding figures of Western philosophy deserves better than a disdainfully classist dismissal.