Thursday, August 25, 2011
In this incarnation, Mr. Moses has penned a complex work that entangles our quest for love and relationship with science and mathematics. Fear not, his clever dialogue is both instructive and engaging - to the point that you begin to think you are going to walk away being able to solve the TSP (Traveling Salesperson Problem, for those of you who might know).
One very awkward moment near the end of the play arrives at a time in the play when both the relationships AND the math/science "blow up". The play literally stops, and two other characters come out and talk to the audience to allegedly "stall for time" while the show takes a technical break to "reboot the board". Quite unusual - and by a poll of various people who said they knew - it was part of the play - not a real glitch. Symbolic, perhaps. Thoroughly distracting - yes. I wanted to be talking about so many other aspects of the play afterwards but just couldn't leave this "moment" alone.