This world premiere from Pigeonholed Theater is a play about what we choose to remember, what we refuse to see, and what it means to be real in the Facebook age. More…
Lottie has always been that all-star student who’s everyone best friend. Fresh out of college, she’s determined to change the world and make a difference. But when she dies at her internship in Afghanistan, the internet threatens to tear memory apart. As fangirls, rubberneckers, pseudo-friends, trolls, and her own social media fuel the digital storm, Lottie's friends will struggle over how and who gets to tell her story, and what her legacy should be.
See it if you are curious about the role social media plays in plays. They have a big screen at the back of the stage but read all the comments aloud
Don't see it if non-linear sequences confuse you. Scenes repeat with & without variations, memories or fantasies overlaying various intersecting plots
See it if Memory play of classmates' recollections of the legacy of a sanguine graduate who unwittingly but voluntarily becomes an Afghan martyr.
Don't see it if As with any recollections, recall can be vague and foggy, reflected in a fractured, confusing narrative. Cutting subplot. "The good fight."
Also "I believe in us and that will save us."
See it if you grasp many non-linear themes, fast pace, re pressure on youth to outperform elders/change the world/not be ordinary/be admired and loved
Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with social media jargon and practices or do not relate to Millennial social and economic tensions
See it if you want to see an interesting. critical exploration of "Generation Me"
Don't see it if if a non-linear format and constant returning to the original, but not conclusive, point will upset you
See it if you're interested in ambitious, non-linear plots that engage in issues related to millennials who are finding their place in the world.
Don't see it if you're looking for straightforward storytelling or simple answers; you're triggered by issues of self-harm or death.
See it if you are interested in the media circus that surrounds us, you are interested in how tragedy affects us, you like intimate theater
Don't see it if you want a straight through story line, you want musical comedy
See it if you want to understand the real life issues twenty-somethings are confronting
Don't see it if you cannot believe that people decades younger than you can have anything of value to tell you.
See it if You like low frills and simple plays. Also if you like hard to follow story lines.
Don't see it if If you rather see plays that are more extravagant with plots that are easy to follow.
See it if A modern, youthful, non-linear play with good actors interests you.
Don't see it if You seek a big production with fluff.
Also Yesterday’s last minute substitution did a good job filling in
See it if You don't mind simple staging and want excellent acting from 4 young actors with relevant themes. Note content warning: Self harm
Don't see it if You want epic staging (the direction is minimal) or want high production value.
See it if You like smart writing, good acting, not seeing the same play over and over again, like a subtle take down of white male privilege
Don't see it if You want big budgets and production value
See it if you want to discover up-and-coming female playwrights, want to see millennial culture depicted realistically, excellent projection design
Don't see it if you don't want very spare set and staging, very minimal direction, lots of themes packed into only 75 mins
See it if You like fast-paced witty writing, use social media, wondering what’s next in your life, and like to explore big issues.
Don't see it if You prefer light fluffy topics.