The Navigator

burning clown productions · United States

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June 18, 2014 original article

My overall impression

In Eddie Antar’s play The Navigator down-on-his-luck Dave is directionless. He has been out of work for months, his wife is ready to give up on their marriage, and he doesn’t know where his life is going. Fortunately for Dave, his GPS does. After delivering some navigational advice that ends up saving Dave’s life, the GPS begins providing Dave with semi-cryptic life advice. He soon discovers that his omniscient GPS can guide him through a life free of sadness and surprise.

The play rides smooth for most of its duration, simultaneously fast, funny, and sensitive. It’s fun to watch Dave’s life improve as he hands over the controls to a machine. Each hesitation he has proves to be in vain, as his GPS repeatedly demonstrates that she knows what’s best for him….

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