Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Common Air
Each character is connected to an unseen character in each scene. That unseen character becomes the character in the next - and as such - a diverse, meandering story develops as the story forwardly unfolds character by character. Much of the play revolves around the airport - a ride to it, waiting in it, and coming home from it. The only surprising, but quite dramatic element, was the climax of the last scene. It seemed a bit out of the context of the rest of the play. In the vernacular of the airport, it seemed like we had a very bumpy landing at the wrong airport. While poignant, the last scene threw the entire play off course. I left feeling i had been duped into something a bit more than i bargained for.