Told through a playful mixture of phone calls, voicemails, and live radio spots, Page 73's 'Today is my Birthday' is a new comedy about loneliness in the age of connection. More…
Emily, a would-be writer, retreats home to O’ahu after Manhattan finally gets the best of her. Trading one island for another doesn’t help, though, and when she stumbles into a gig as an actor on a shock-jock radio dating show, she finds herself strangely determined to turn fantasy into reality.
See it if Stanton's clever, witty dramedy about interpersonal connections via non-personal devices strikes a resounding topical chord Funny & poignant
Don't see it if Several sub-plots get somewhat muddled and the 'happy ending' a tad forced but just minor glitches Ikeda a winning lead and soundscape A+
See it if you're a fan of innovative ways of telling stories that are still deeply satisfying narratively.
Don't see it if you refuse to accept that 1hr40min of people talking on the phone can be compelling theater (which it totally is in this case).
See it if You enjoy excellent acting in a somewhat novel format. The sound engineer is one of the stars of the show. Topic is very relevant.
Don't see it if you don't like small, intimate plays. The audience is basically on the set! There are only three rows of seats which encircle the stage.
See it if you are interested in seeing a play in which sound design takes center stage. Glorious performances by the entire ensemble.
Don't see it if you are not interested in theatre that stretches boundaries.
See it if you're up for something completely different. The story unfolds mostly through phone conversations and its unfolding held my interest.
Don't see it if you prefer more standard and then this happened structure.
Also Very enjoyable, humorous with touches of sadness -- like life.
See it if You like light contemporary drama about communication and the nature of relationships
Don't see it if You prefer big stage productions that will leave you whistling a happy tune
See it if a quirky, noisy, sometimes humorous play about the tribulations, in work, love, & self-awareness of a 29-year-old woman interests you.
Don't see it if a play where communication takes place via cell phones, texts, & voice mails will eventually irritate you and seem like a gimmick.
See it if you’re up for a fast-paced, light, and amusing 90-minute play featuring a couple of standout performances.
Don't see it if you believe that “30 is the new 20.” The playwright does not.
See it if You want to see an engaging show with a different type of narrative told in a really innovative way.
Don't see it if You want to see something more traditional or less about the time we live in.
See it if Clever use of communication modes in this day of missed connections. Energetic, lively performances. Great cast.
Don't see it if You prefer the volume dialed to 5 or so. This isn't sedate.
See it if you’d like to witness a masterful exercise in sound design and are interested in the way technology has made us increasingly lonely.
Don't see it if u want action that involves direct connection between human bodies. The novelty of sound dependence wears off halfway through and story sags
See it if you are interested in how external factors impact personal relationships
Don't see it if you're adverse to keeping up with current technology and it's interruption of personal relationships
See it if you want a dynamic, engrossing experience with staging that makes surprising and wonderful use of the space. A beautiful, funny, sad script.
Don't see it if you'd be uncomfortable with non-standard playwriting, since characters rarely interact face-to-face, instead communicating via phone.