Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop presents two short stories by Obie-winning playwright Mac Wellman adapted for the stage, each telling a tale of the imagined inhabitants of real asteroids that have been split apart.
Astrological disturbances split asteroids apart. Loved ones are wrenched from one another and these asteroidal inhabitants soon forget they once lived as one world. How do you deal with aliens when you feel alienated yourself? Mass amnesia buries their shared history, and it seems impossible that these estranged neighbors ever coexisted peacefully. Will they now be able to reach across borders and share a world of difference? Live music and an installation-style production design coalesce into a vibrant and deliriously theatrical event as Wellman’s hysterical verbal acrobatics lay bare the madness of our own small world.