BOTTOM LINE: Birthdays and surprise reunions take an unexpected turn in this biting relationship drama that redefines what it means to be family.
Liana (Dagmara Dominczyk), a successful British senior account director with a daughter in college, has been happily married for two decades. Inspired by a friend who found her biological dad when she was in her 40's, Liana, seeing herself as something like a conductor, decides to gift her husband Marcus (Bill Heck) for his 40th birthday the chance to meet his mother so that he may “live life more fully” like her friend...
BOTTOM LINE: The set up and subject matter of this production, focusing on dating misadventures, have definitely been seen before, but the skill of the actors and the cleverness of the jokes make this show superior to its peers.
Hook & Eye Theater is a Brooklyn-based theater company with a unique approach to devised work. Their latest production, God Is a Verb, plays through November 21st at The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. Read the Theasy interview with co-artistic directors Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey here and learn more about the company and God Is a Verb here.