Interventions

10 MINUTE- A couple on a hike find their special plans interrupted by a succession of time travelers, each with a different message from the future.

INTERVENTIONS is a funny, fast paced romp about time travel, romance, and the consequences of decisions. Because time travel is hard, but parenting is harder.
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Interventions

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  • Jackie Martin:
    17 Apr. 2019
    I had the pleasure of seeing "Interventions" performed as part of the Open Theatre Project's SLAMBoston in 2018, and I still find myself occasionally thinking of it and laughing out loud. A clever, fast-paced play, "Interventions" also gives its audience quite a bit to think about - like, what are the unintended consequences of each choice we make? With smart, funny dialogue and a storyline that feels fresh even as it plays with repetition, "Interventions" is a delight to both read and watch.
  • Jonathan O'Neill:
    26 Jan. 2019
    A smart, funny time travel comedy. Lam gives his premise a kindhearted touch that brings Lil, Ariel, and Jensen’s Rock to immediate life. This play’s a treat for three talented actors — especially the young woman playing Ariel’s daughter, who’s funnier with each new identity!
  • Eli Effinger-Weintraub:
    19 Oct. 2018
    I love well done time travel plays, and this one hits all the best tropes (while still feeling fresh), keeps the brain engaged (while still giving enough breath room to keep up), and is packed with laughs (while always falling on the right side of the too far/just far enough comedic line).

Character Information

  • Lil
    20-35,
    Female
    Outdoorsy. Romantic.
  • Cassandra, Caitlin, Katie
    15-30,
    Female
    Ariel and Lil's daughters from the future, as played by the same actress. Cassandra is frantic and desperate. Caitlin is cultured and steely. Katie is quirky and adorable.
  • Ariel
    20-35,
    Female
    Not enthused by hiking, a scientist.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Midwest Dramatists Conference
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Asian-American Playwright Collective
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Cast Iron Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Pork Filled Productions
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Navigators Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Fringe
    ,
    Theatre@First
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Eagle and Beaver Ensemble
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Other World Theatre Paragon Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Fringe
    ,
    Open Theatre SLAM Boston
    ,
    2018