Sunday, August 05, 2007

Human Error

photo: Monique Carboni
Atlantic Theater Stage 2

I really respond to plays about budding romances where our leads are flawed, damaged, loners with tons of baggage. Witnessing people overlook enormous red flags (inability to communicate, propensity to lie, and general douchieness) because of the hope that a happy ending just MIGHT work is a very honest and realistic point of view. There is nothing quirky or cute going on in the romance chronicled in Keith Reddin's Human Error, a new play about two researchers who ease into a relationship while examining the wreckage of a plane crash. This is a sad, well written, well performed play. I was glad I went and if the author based these characters on anyone specific I hope I don't run into them at a bar.

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