This new comedy explores a couple's misadventures in homeownership as they face a sea of boxes, a major blackout, and ghosts of past relationships. More…
The latest play from comedians Marina and Nicco combines two of your biggest fears: the dark and commitment. The audience lends a hand by lighting the stage for a couple that is literally, and figuratively, feeling their way through the dark. Flashlights will be provided.
“A sharply crafted piece of comedic, supernatural, existential puzzle work…To the writing duo’s credit, the lack of clarity only serves to deepen the mystery…It’s worth noting this novel production value never approaches, or even flirts with, cheesy contrivance…Effectively staged by Aeed, whose direction is especially crisp in moments of tense confrontation, the uniformly strong cast doesn’t seem phased by shifts in status bestowed upon them by the random attention of a flashlight.” Full Review
“Here’s where Marina and Nicco’s conceit shines: the audience chooses who they want to focus on and when...It’s a clever way to show the way our pasts can come back to haunt us at the most inopportune times…With the lack of illumination, the actors have to fight hard to keep the attention and flashlights on them, and they do an excellent job. Marina and Nicco’s comedic background brings a touch of whimsy to two of the greatest human fears: the dark and commitment.” Full Review
See it if you support actors of color in leading roles; you enjoy relatable plays about relationships and letting go of exes; you like inventive shows
Don't see it if you do not like interactive theater or small, intimate shows.
See it if you enjoy romantic comedies. You can laugh at being reminded of the "ghosts" of your past relationships.
Don't see it if You don't like the dark or want a more developed show. The writing needs some work, but overall it was a fun hour.
See it if you enjoy stories about relationships. The played was in the dark and audiece was provided a flashlight which made it interactive.
Don't see it if you are under 16. You may not relate.
See it if you'd be interested in new/experimental theater. Clever (audience participation w/use of flashlights), staged almost completely in the dark.
Don't see it if you're a mean one, Mr Grinch. Very funny, thought-provoking, & VERY RESONANT. Ghosts in our day-to-day lives? Come on, we've all been there!
See it if Want to participate in an unusual experience, you want to support smaller theatre, want a night out, or you are not a theatre snob.
Don't see it if You are a theatre snob, expect a Bway production, don't like small venues, don't like experimental theatre, don't want to sit in the dark.
See it if you like small, intimate theater, entertaining, with big themes treated in a lighthearted manner.
Don't see it if you arm will get tired holding a flashlight for most of the performance.
See it if you want to have some fun and don't have major expectations for the story and the way it is told.
Don't see it if you want to see a professional work. It is refreshing, but the direction is poor and some actors seem to lack training or experience.
See it if You like experimental theater. You don't mind quirky, chipper performances. You don't mind being a part of the show in terms of lighting.
Don't see it if You expect broadway caliber performances. You don't mind seemingly small budget productions. You are afraid of the dark.
See it if you're looking for a small experimental production with some humor and theme of ghosts from our past. Creative use of darkness & flashlights
Don't see it if underdeveloped writing/production and uneven acting. Some elements did come across amateur, but the concept and creativity makes up for it.
See it if You like romantic comedy with past relationship conflicts.
Don't see it if You don't like participating, in the show. When the lights go out, each seat has a flashlight that you can utilize or not.
See it if you enjoy an unusual staging of a show. Watch a couple trying to settle into new home being met with ghosts of former lovers and parents.
Don't see it if you do not like being mostly in the dark(literally) for most of the show. I wish they hadn't given out flashlights to highlight characters.
See it if you enjoy romantic plays about difficulties in relationships, letting go of exes, parental influences, and "ghosts of the past" in the dark.
Don't see it if you expect significant character development and insights into how the couples got together or how they broke up.
See it if You enjoy sitting in the dark and holding a flashlight. Acceptance of ghosts is also a plus.
Don't see it if You're expecting a polished performance. The acting could use some work and the plot could use more direction.
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