Whatever Happens After?
As this play starts, a young woman sits forlornly in a playground while she waits for her habitually late sister. Eventually Quinn shows up, and some sibling bickering ensues. Both actors handle the material well and have a nice chemistry together. (Unfortunately, there is no program so I can’t name them.)
I have been to enough theatre, though, that I know that the play is really about Something Else, and that I will need to pay close attention to the dialogue for clues as to what that Something Else might be. I will not spoil the play for others by naming the Something, except to say that I have experienced it and can therefore relate to the play on a personal level.
For me, this is where the play runs into trouble. At the reveal point the play needs to shift into a different, more urgent level, and I did not see this happen. I know how dark and dangerous to the psyche this experience can be, and to me the play doesn’t get there.
That said, the script is well structured and the characters are well defined. I look forward to more plays from this playwright, and hope to see the two actors on stage again.