Part of FringeNYC: If an Alien race chose you as a representative of the human race to take around the galaxy, would you go? Do Dreams weigh more than Love? Sometimes you need to get away to find the truth. Sometimes you don't. More…
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Chaos Button Productions. Written by Jason Grimste. Directed by Jeffrey Whitted. Stage Manager: Abby Walsh. Lighting Design: Zach Murphy (of The Public Theatre). Set Design: Sara Jo DeGennaro (of BrigandArts.com). Sound Design: Tim Boyce (of TheSoundDesign.com). Original Score: Lucas Cantor (Emmy Award-winning!). Board Op: Mark Brinkler
FROM THE ARTIST:
This love story takes place in the Arizona desert where Phillip and his wife Octavia are living off the grid to escape a personal tragedy. Kurt and Isaac arrive from Brooklyn to escape the frenzy of the city. They all look to the night sky for answers and, hopefully, a close encounter of the third kind.
In the clear air of the desert, deep personal truths come to light with the profundity of wildflowers. When Trip, an esoteric vagabond who favors the taste of wine in the desert, can't seem to keep his iambic pentametered koans to himself, the encounters become closer and more personal than ever.
Starring Billy Fenderson, Vanessa Morales, Ohene Cornelius, Dyalekt, and Graham Techler
“All the design aspects are well done, but the magic of the show is in its cast. Under Jeffrey Whitted's direction, every actor is generous with the rest, and this camaraderie carries the play's bouncy humor...The first two-thirds of the play are strong but there’s a bit of a frenzy as the play struggles to wrap up all its loose ends in a timely manner. The play shines most when its characters have all the time in the world to weave their webs.” Full Review
See it if you're a sci fi fan and you appreciate good set design, characters with interesting back stories.
Don't see it if you want well structured story that moves forward steadily
See it if you want to see a play of people trying to find themselves by trying to make contact with aliens.
Don't see it if you want something that is interesting, because this play generally falls flat by trying to do too much. I give it a C- grade.
See it if You enjoy fun & funny beautifully mixed into a story of personal truths, what the heart wants, & what it is to seek a world not of your own.
Don't see it if You are scared of being abducted by aliens.
See it if Escaping, love, and adventures in finding life away from Earth appeals to you. It's a great story, funny, fun, and completely entertaining
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Aliens or stories about finding them.
See it if You want to see a love story revealed in unexpected ways and are interested in the question, "to escape, or not to escape?" Truly a delight!
Don't see it if You want to see a musical-- though there is interesting sound design in the show.
See it if You love looking at the stars & think alien life just might exist; you like Sam Shepard & Shakespeare & terrific acting for a bargain price
Don't see it if Anything sci-fi makes you wince
See it if You've ever wondered what it takes to gather up the courage to risk everything for what is most important to you.
Don't see it if you don't like low-budget theater.