Outside is a hurricane. Sal finds herself in a flooded bodega where she meets Ome and a host of other New York characters fleeing the storm.
Between boxed wine, ayahuasca, and maybe a seance, it is disaster that brings us closer together and true intimacy is found when we least expect it. "Hurricane Sleep" is a sonata of floating and drowning, a story of fleeing and finding, of what we hold onto and what remains when we are forced to let go.
"The program portends a 'disaster that brings us closer together and true intimacy.' Unfortunately, it delivers only a disaster set in NYC during Hurricane Sandy inside a flooded bodega...Playwright Andrea Goldman borrows from both 'The Wizard of Oz' and the poetry of John Donne but mottles the play meant to be have an ephemeral dreamlike quality and theoretical gravitas. The writing lacks brains and courage...Red Alert: there's no play like this. It liquifies into a waste of time."
"You don’t have to see the show multiple times to feel its gallivanting pathos—you need but once. And if you’re patient during the 'set up', you’ll eventually be girded with a seductive coalescence that come-hithers you into a hyperrealistic world that feels like if 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'A Christmas Carol' had sex in an abandoned New York bodega during hurricane Sandy."