Lesser America presents this absurdist new play about the power of loss and how to get over, around, and through what haunts you. More…
Today is the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Fiona’s son, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, hoping to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.
See it if you enjoy absurdist elements in your family dramas, you're into weird wordplay or child abduction mysteries, you love Laura Ramadei's acting
Don't see it if adults playing kids bothers you, if you have an aversion to cramped or uncomfortable seating, you like metaphors to make sense.
See it if You enjoy great acting and witty dialogue. You have parented a special needs child.
Don't see it if You can't abide a comedic take on a heart breaking subject: child abduction.
See it if You like dark psychological stories with fantastical twirls (I'd call it more fabulism than absurdism)
Don't see it if You're bothered by small-scale, sometimes confusing productions. You prefer straightforward narratives or musicals.
See it if you are interested in wordplays and memory theatre.
Don't see it if you do not like stories that focus on a very specific topic from the beginning until the end.
See it if You like intense plays. The acting was very good by all 3 cast members. Clever use of the set. If you like small venues
Don't see it if If you don't like the intense subject matter of "losing" a child. If You don't like small venues.
See it if you enjoy new work. It's not a typical causal plot and nothing works linearly. If you liked Stop Kiss or Animal you'd likely vibe with this.
Don't see it if you like things to be straight forward and immediately honest.
See it if Great writing and creative directions. The show has an excellent lighting design. Remarkable acting.
Don't see it if you don't like drama or suspense.
See it if You like plays that scratch the surface of serious emotional issues in order to produce comic and stylistic effect.
Don't see it if You're looking for a serious, full bodied production produced by serious, full bodied theater artists.
See it if Interested in stories of loss or difficulties of being a parents. Mark juggles multiple characters w/ ease & gives a great performance.
Don't see it if Found it to be on the slower side and didn't feel compassion or connected to the characters or story.
See it if You like short plays. Well acted though it felt a bit like watching Ping-Pong. I don't think any line was longer than 4-5 words.
Don't see it if You want a linear straight forward storyline. This bounces around quite a bit. It's easy to follow but you don't know where you're going.
See it if You enjoy being challenged. This is a play with multiple sides and states of consciousness. You are fascinated by wordplay within dialogue.
Don't see it if You need everything happening on stage spelled out clearly. You want to sit back and be entertained. Psychological drama isn't your thing.
See it if You have an interest in this bleak topic, with seamless movement from past to present with central couple and brilliant everyman.
Don't see it if You have lost a child in any way, have known anyone who lost a child, have a vulnerable child. Want to laugh.
See it if you enjoy a show that concentrates on complex emotions while overlooking the need for reality in a serious drama.
Don't see it if you care if a show doesn't hold together in the real world, even if the emotions involved are relayed strongly.
See it if You want to see a play about a couple that lost their difficult adopted son and how they are coping with it.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a 3 person play with one person who plays many characters (and very well I might add).
See it if You like verbal word play and poetic language and thought a non linear play well acted
Don't see it if You want an easy sit back and relax night at the theater this is a quiet play about serious themes
See it if If you like psycho-drama with a fast-moving but not always coherent plot and complex characters who do not always seem to make total sense.
Don't see it if You like 'vanilla' straightforward plays and if you are not comfortable dealing with the effects of autism on a child and his parents.
See it if You like slow moving, stylized writing for slow moving stylized writing sake. To see interesting staging, which was the production highlight
Don't see it if You're looking for a mature playwriting voice who's moved beyond the novice conceit that altering convention is the path to originality.
See it if You love great acting. If you can relate to all experiences of parenthood. Go just to see Justin Mark who plays so many roles brilliantly.
Don't see it if If the subject matter of missing children is an unpleasant trigger. Other than that, GO! Really liked this and entire cast is excellent!