Libra Theater Company revives Toni Press-Coffman's drama about one man's struggle to move past grief and find human connection and love again. More…
Kyle Kalke, an astronomer since childhood and a high school 'science nerd,' falls for flamboyant, outspoken, open-hearted Zoe, who, astonishingly, loves him back. When she is kidnapped and murdered, Kyle is left to wrestle with the puzzling realities surrounding her death.
See it if You want to go on a journey of tragedy, grief, and finally, hope. Excellent writing and character acting.
Don't see it if You don't want to be immersed in strong emotions.
See it if you like intimate small theater exploring difficult life issues, science vs spirituality, and can manage a meandering plot and execution
Don't see it if you don't like small theater, actor monologues, difficult subject matter, poetry
See it if You love the short stories on NPR radio where the story is told rather than performed. This is 10% show and 90% tell. Well done, but talky
Don't see it if You require action. Small quibble with plot resolution, but still an intelligent and moving high quality evening in the theater. Try it.
See it if an intimate setting for an up close look at the impact of loss on decisions and relationships; strong storytelling
Don't see it if subject matter of murder is too emotional; extended periods of actor's storytelling is not engaging for you; you want something uplifting
See it if you like completely engrossing long monologues to start a show, acted extremely well, a connected ensemble cast, & dark/sad themes.
Don't see it if you only like funny, witty plays with rapid banter, large, moving sets, or musicals!
See it if You like somewhat nonlinear stories exploring science, spirit and the aftermath of grief in the wake of crime
Don't see it if You or someone close to you have been the victim of a violent crime, or if you have very strong feelings about prostitution
See it if you like darker shows, vaguely reminiscent of The Night Of, or a slower-moving, more in-depth episode of SVU
Don't see it if you have little patience for slow/long monologues -- I definitely felt the show dragged at points, especially in the beginning.
See it if you enjoy deep emotional subjects, intimate staging
Don't see it if you are sensitive about dark realities, death, murder and rape, you want to see something light and entertaining
See it if You enjoy psychological plays. Writing and acting are fantastic!
Don't see it if You don't like plays or small spaces. The space was perfect for the production, but maybe not for everyone.
See it if they make severe editing. Plot has tremendous potential. Great acting but misdirected/saccharine. Good staging/lighting/sound.
Don't see it if Writing is pedantic, contrived, self indulgent, proselytizing (Keats). Unnecessarily long. Uncomfortable theater. 150 min should be 90.
See it if You're interested in shows about grief/loss. The lead & story are good but it would work better as a Lifetime movie w/ a script overhaul.
Don't see it if It's in need of some SERIOUS editing & refocusing. Some subplots are absolutely unnecessary. Kudos to Lenk who is a bright spot in Act2.
See it if you want to see extraordinary acting (lead is mesmerizing!) in a beatiful, well paced drama that feels honest and touched my heart.
Don't see it if you want a simple story. This one is uniquely told. Think of it as a mosaic. Some parts are dark but you need them to see the light.
See it if enjoy good acting by those involved in a sad situation. The acting is intense.
Don't see it if you are not ready for a 30 minute monologue to start the play. There was a stretch where the actors (director's decision) speak too softly.
See it if You like tortured low key romantic heroes grieving stubbornly, two male BFFs who are there for each other, real-feeling lived in characters
Don't see it if Over broad romantic tales involving loss by violence are not your thing, you don't like bland mysteries, unreserved seating, exterior noise
See it if you enjoy excellent acting and an absorbing, if dark, plot interspersed with humor; you are a bit of a romantic.
Don't see it if you dislike monologues; you are totally unromantic; shows describing rape and murder upset you; you can't sit through a two+ hour show.
See it if you enjoy superb young actors in a sad story about loss, astronomy & poetry. Wished for a clearer understanding of the playwright's intent.
Don't see it if you want action, a happy ending or a clear message. The script is a bit unfocused and could use some editing. Worth seeing for the actors.
See it if You'd enjoy a wonderfully acted, almost mesmerizing meditation on love and surviving loss which is just a bit too long.
Don't see it if You cannot sit for two + hours on a reasonably padded folding seat without arm rests. (Maybe trivial, but you may want to know.)
See it if you like intense stories. Terrific acting. Great first act. I didn't like the direction the second act took. Interesting, none the less.
Don't see it if you don't like slower moving dramas that take time to build. Could be a bit shorter.