With a "smart" connection to racism that likely nobody except a few in the theater might even appreciate, we get Barak Obama's election thrown in our face even tho it has nothing to do directly with the story of the four unrelated characters. But of course it was there because everything in this playwright's universe probably revolves around Barak Obama and his historic presidency. It is central to the quintessential millennial's storyline.
One would expect that the actors on the stage might have salvaged the material. Unfortunately, there wasn't a stage actor anywhere to be found. TV-land has invaded all four of the characters. Overall the actors were too loud, too flat, and seemed to be playing to the cameras as they are used to. It didn't help that the structure of the play was vignette-like often promoting the short burst messages. I was ready for commercials to roll at some points.
Do yourself a favor and skip Smart People. You'll save a shoe that you otherwise would want to throw at these over-priveledged loser-characters who think they have a purpose in life you see on stage.