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A relationship is disrupted when a random Google search leads one partner to reveal a disturbing moment from his past.
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  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    12 Apr. 2018
    There's a lot to process in these 11 pages. Hansen works exposes one of the many questions most males in today's society have to ask themselves about their past. The feeling of dread and pain that starts seeping in little by little is intricately crafted with each line of dialogue, till at the end catharsis sets in and the question suddenly becomes a bit too real. Poignant work for the current state of affairs.
  • Greg Burdick:
    15 Sep. 2017
    What begins quite innocuous turns downright insidious in Hansen's short play. Much like the products of the protagonist's Google search, his past with the woman in question is permanently etched... no delete key, edit, or "save as" can undo what has been done. And darker still is the image of the two main characters deeply engaged in their own screens, instead of each other's lives... making the likelihood of true connection in the modern world seem less and less certain. Unsettling, dark, messy... three reasons why you should produce it now.
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    31 Aug. 2017
    Certainly the darkest piece from Hansen I've read, but I've been genuinely curious what he'd do in these waters. To be honest, this is more or less my favorite use of language. This is all about interpretation, subtext, implication, passivity, intuition, and more implication. You're not going to have an "easy" time with this one, but you're going to want to know who wins. You're going to want to know whose point gets made. Drama tends to end on one truth or another, and at the end of this conflict, dinner may not be the only thing that's settled.

Production History

  • Professional
    Cleveland Public Theatre