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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  • William Triplett:
    11 May. 2019
    This short play has so much charm and wit coursing through it that I have a hard time believing it all happens in just ten pages. Greg Lam evokes a world full of emotions that play out differently with each version of the future we're presented with. And each one has an impact that builds on the previous one. I'd love to see this piece staged for all the reasons I've just mentioned, and also because it offers some wonderful roles for women. Truly a lovely and fun work!
  • 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!

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