See it if you like sci-fi puzzles & are willing to put in the effort to piece together this play’s fascinating splintered plot.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fully coherent plot: This one has necessary gaps.
See it if And now this random thing happens—how unexpected. Doomsday setting. Traumatized characters wonder, “what’s worth forgetting?”
Don't see it if want a more mature/expert hand or an original portrayal of an ad agency. Concept too similar to The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
"Escobar has a vivid imagination and, at times, ’Then They Forgot About the Rest’ leaves one wondering what life might be like in the unpredictable future if climate change isn't addressed...The play itself sinks -- into incoherence. It doesn't help that none of the characters are terribly interesting or that Escobar's sense of humor runs toward the puerile...At least Mendizábal's direction keeps things moving, although he allows an awful lot of shouting from his cast.”
"Playwright Georgina Escobar presents an exuberant hodgepodge of sci-fi elements and satirical corporate bits with a feminist slant. Ms. Escobar’s punchy pseudo-scientific dialogue carries her choppy scenario with its shades of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' to sustaining the mildly entertaining 80 minutes."
"Escobar’s play, at least in its current state, is muddled and confusing. She has plenty of interesting ideas that never coalesce into a compelling dramatic narrative. The strongest element of the production may very well be the feverish and creative staging by director David Mendezabal...Unfortunately, the acting is pitched at an exasperatingly high decibel. There’s a lot of unnecessary shouting across the board, as if the cast is compensating for the play’s deficiencies."