New Light Theater Project and Access Theater present a new drama about a pair of guys who bond over their shared love of a classic comic book. More…
This is the story of two Michaels who spend a rainy Saturday night on the floor of an unfurnished apartment talking about 'Omega Kids'—a comic book about a ragtag team of teenage superheroes. Between the reboots and retcons, apocalypses and alternate universes, fiction and reality blur as the Michaels test the limits of their new friendship.
See it if you like great performances in a naturalistic play that maybe never quite gets where it's going, but the ride itself is very satisfying.
Don't see it if you're more interested in plot-driven plays and big conflict than character exploration and more intimate drama.
See it if you want to see a nice very very small theater. There is only a front row and it is done in the round.
Don't see it if you are expecting anything to happen in this play. Or if you are bothered by a gay subject matter.
See it if you like delicate shows investigating life's path and connecting to a person.
Don't see it if you dislike small two-handers. Very little happens, but it's almost poetic.
See it if You are a geek - you will relate to elements of this so much. You want to just witness an intimate conversation that doesn't go anywhere.
Don't see it if Watching two guys talk is not entertaining enough for you, or you want there to be a point to it all, as opposed to a snapshot of a moment.
See it if You want to see a very close look at two relative (male) strangers getting to know each other in a very small space.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with gay love stories or sitting about one foot away from actors.
See it if you like small, intimate pieces where you're very close to the actors. Also, if you're interested in comics, video games, or LGBTQ themes
Don't see it if you want a big production, much of a plot, or you don't like geeky stuff.
See it if You want a free comic book about kids who have superpowers. The acting was good.
Don't see it if You don't like slow plots or teenagers' love and friendships. Nothing really happened during the show; it is the feeling that matters.
See it if refreshingly real and honest - you are fly on the wall in a tiny room on their 1st date as they verbally "dance" to couplehood or not?
Don't see it if a slow, intimate, purely character-driven piece is not for you
See it if You like two-handers that focus on the "slow burn" rather than an intense climax. You like comic books or watched cartoons as a kid.
Don't see it if You want a show with a lot of action or intense drama. You'll be annoyed by an unsatisfying, open-ended finish.
See it if You'd like to see a naturalistic play with two characters in a really slow-burning scene in a very unique space.
Don't see it if You don't like experiencing a scene in real time, and are in need of a steeper arc.
See it if you like cool design elements, connected actors, comic books, theatre in the round, intimate spaces/stories
Don't see it if you like a lot of action/fast-paced stories
See it if You are interested in an exploration of the gender spectrum and comic books as metaphor for real world otherness
Don't see it if You might be triggered by mention of sexual assault or you're looking for something light, happy, or fast-paced
See it if you'd enjoy an intimate piece where the audience is able to feel even the most minuscule of emotions and tension between the two characters
Don't see it if you were expecting it to be about superheroes
See it if You love smart writing, excellent acting and the exciting juxtaposition of realism and expressionism. Such an intimate experience.
Don't see it if You're looking for explosions or big special effects. Don't be a hero - CALL FOR THE ELEVATOR!
See it if You want a drama that experiments with how a story is told, and if you like quiet, tender naturalism
Don't see it if you want a big musical, plot driven show, or something risque
See it if you like intimate staging, realistic dialogue, beautifully rendered small moments, and comic book culture.
Don't see it if you are expecting big plot twists and high drama.
See it if You consider yourself a nerd and you've ever been in love. If you love beautiful and unconventional production design.
Don't see it if You're not okay with a slow burn or a character-focused drama that doesn't have a lot plot-wise.