Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre presents an evening of two plays by Sam Hunter ("The Whale), written to be in conversation with one another, now performed on a double bill for the first time. More…
At a failing fireworks stand in Lewiston, Idaho, and across the river at a big box store in Clarkston, Washington, two modern day descendants of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark struggle to find a way forward in a world where there is nothing left to discover.
See it if you want to see a perfect cast perform a moving and beautifully written play in an intimate space that is skillfully employed to its utmost.
Don't see it if you don't want to climb up steep stairs to a small and informal off-off-Broadway theater.
See it if you enjoy small-scale human stories the focus on character and themes over plot mechanics
Don't see it if you don't want to take in two plays in one go, or prefer plays that have more concrete plotting and waypoints
See it if You are a fan of quiet, slice of life theater. Hunter creates two stories of flawed unhappy people struggling through their lives believably
Don't see it if You need big events, song and dance or an upbeat story. This lacks them, but it has great drama.
See it if Two more excellent Sam Hunter plays with unhappy Idaho gay men. In Lewiston, Arnie Burton and Kristin Griffith give fine performances.
Don't see it if Clarkston was the better play IMO. The excellent Noah Robbins and newcomer Edmund Donovan are co-dependent co-workers at Costco. Riveting.
See it if You want to see 2 interrelated plays about legacy & the American experiment performed in a very intimate setting. Great acting & design too.
Don't see it if It’s a full evening (3ish hours), but it’s worth it.
See it if you want to see truly extraordinary acting in a very intimate venue in some well-observed plays that incisively probe the human condition.
Don't see it if you're looking for something flashy. This is intimate and doesn't shove itself in your face (and REALLY rewards your attention).
See it if You want to see 2 lovely plays about Idaho and the people in one go, SAM HUNTER is a wonderful writer, Clarkston is well worth the wait
Don't see it if Not down for 3.5 hours, looking for flashy theatre, not genuinely interested in the subject matter
See it if You want to see an imaginative use of space in a small and intimate space with 2 interrelated plays plus eating a meal between the 2 plays.
Don't see it if You can’t sit for 3 1/2 hours
Also The tofu was awful
See it if You want to see two brilliantly written stories about life outside of the city and the struggle for acceptance within ourselves and others
Don't see it if You’re too vulnerable.
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