In Jose Rivera's ("The Motorcycle Diaries" and "Marisol") fantastical new comedy about imperfect relationships, two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever. More…
From the show:
Playwright's For A Cause Writer Jose Rivera brings a new play to our season. Death has been declared illegal by the U.S. government. Trees grow lights instead of leaves. Ghosts love the living. And in heaven you can taste the wind. Two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever in this fantastical comedy about imperfect relationships, by the author of the Motorcycle Diaries and Marisol.
See it if You have the patience to sit through a long first act knowing that the payoff will be there in act two
Don't see it if You’re not interested in plays that don’t take place in the real world that we live in.
See it if you know the performers.
Don't see it if You care about production values. Ugly costumes. These three felt like they were in different plays, different styles.
See it if the idea of an absurdist satire of love & politics sounds appealing.
Don't see it if you like your political satire pointed: The absurdist & fantastic elements blunt the satire here.
See it if appreciate absurdity of life on stage, Jose Rivera's viewpoint, wonderful acting, mix of music/visuals/dance, find humor in the everyday
Don't see it if absurdity is not your cup of tea, find no humor in life or on stage
See it if you seek ambitious new plays that show off all the writer’s flourishes & self-indulgence. Interesting magical futuristic alternate reality.
Don't see it if I can’t judge if this is a good play or not. It felt like watching a rehearsal. Long suffering couple prolongs suffering. Not a likable pair
See it if you enjoy farce, parody, and satire - this is some of the best. From the type of humor embraced by Monty Python and Benny Hill.
Don't see it if you can't laugh in a theater or need "permission" to make sure your laughter isn't inappropriate.
See it if you are interested in small dramatic productions exploring emotions of friendship, sexual or romantic love, jeaolousy, grieving, drug use
Don't see it if you prefer action drama, musicals, innovative ideas about relationships, solutions to autocratic government rather than wining about it
See it if You're up for spot-on actors; sharp funny writing with no discernible there there however. Writing engaging & funny at times, smooth staging
Don't see it if You dislike experimental theatre, magical realism, farce, or need a traditional narrative framework—you won’t have the patience or payoff.
See it if you like magic realism, you like to see life's exigencies portrayed with a comic touch, you like plays that make you think,
Don't see it if you expect ordinary theater, you dislike the absurd and the magical and the whimsical
See it if More intelligent than meaningful. Had the feel of a modern take on a Greek Myth without a moral. Occasionally amusing.
Don't see it if Well, it's frenetic but slow -- you figure it out. You may wish it were only one act instead of two.
See it if You would enjoy an epically long dark comedy based on a relationship tested through eternal time.
Don't see it if You want to see something that moves quicker or has less coarse language and much unnecessary dialogue.
See it if you feel $35 is a small price to pay to see what's on the mind of a respected and loved prize-winning playwright.
Don't see it if you don't think some good writing, some entertaining and thought-provoking ideas, and some laughs are enough to make up for a slack story.