SPACE or The Number of Nothing

ensemble theatre · toll house productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ASHLEY STEED stage raw and la bitter lemons certified reviewer June 22, 2017
A rescue ship has been dispatched to the edges of the solar system in search of the missing ship Cressida. After going through an emergency simulation, the rescue ship Troilus’ AI AUTi begins to go awry, and communication to Earth goes down. Writers Lucas Dean Peterson and Ethan Leaverton have created a unique sci-fi story which delves into isolation and paranoia. That being said, more work is needed on the script. There are multiple underdeveloped characters and a superfluous love story. The most interesting part of the story is the ship’s technician Colby (played by Leaverton, who carries the play) and his interaction with the AI (voiced by Ashley Gong). The surprise ending is superb, but the play has plenty of missed opportunities leading... full review