Flushed: Knee Deep in the Afterflow

The official title of this one-man show at New City Theater—Flushed: Into the World of Water Treatment—doesn’t quite capture what this production is about. Stokley Towles answers the question: “after we flush, where does it all go?” with a 50 minute talk that moves back and forward in both time and geography. This is bigger than just water treatment. Towles delves into things too common for most of us to take much notice, and by delving and researching and coming back to share what he discovers he becomes both a pioneer and a mirror.