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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  • 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).
  • Emily Hageman:
    7 Oct. 2018
    Pure delight from start to finish. Lam's voice is so fantastic in this piece--and it's funny and poignant and smart and everything that a great romcom should be. Wildly original and full of all kinds sweet sci-fi, this play is bound to be an audience pleaser. I can see this being performed at tons of ten minute play festivals, and probably winning audience favorite in nearly all of them. Lam is a gifted playwright--and I look forward to exploring more of his work.

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

Production History

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