I once heard a famous sound design for film talk about why all creatures, no matter what planet they’re supposed to be from, sound vaguely like lions and bears and creatures like that. He said it was because there’s a familiarity that we as humans relate to, in a lizard brain sort of way, that those sounds indicate extreme danger. This play take total advantage of presenting us something very familiar, but in a very fun skewed way. And thought provoking.
What I didn't like
I like this production so much that I actually can’t think of what I would like to see changed. I thought each of the actors did such a great job. The stage, although quite small, worked for every location that was indicated. The minimal set pieces absolutely took you where you needed to go. I thought the director did a great job directing and traffic managing the show. And, of course, they had a wonderful script to work from. All I can say is BRAVO!!!
My overall impression
I was not told anything about this show prior to seeing it. The opening monologue tells you everything you need to know to be swept away on this crazy fun journey. I absolutely loved this show. The concept is so out there, but so intelligently written, and so beautifully performed by this excellent ensemble cast, that as the lights were fading for the final curtain, I found myself wanting to stay in the world the writer, director and cast had just created.