Location: Philadelphia , PA
Venue: Shubin Theatre
By Mark Cofta
Philadelphia playwright Nick Wardigo’s new work stars Barrymore Award-winners Charlotte Northeast and Amanda Schoonover, reason enough to see this intriguing fantasy about life inside a snow globe. Wardigo, whose smart, quirky plays often deal with time travel and other science fiction concepts, here explores the science-versus-religion debate. “The best way I could think of to satirize their flaws,” he explains about the warring sides, “was to place them in a microcosm,” much as Socrates, Aquinas and other philosophers frame their arguments. The snow globe gives the characters’ struggle built-in absurdity, since, Wardigo says, we know their universe has a creator: “He’s sitting in an assembly line in Hong Kong with a hot-glue gun, slapping together snow globes.” The characters’ reality might be so far outside their reasoning and faith, however, that they can’t grasp it — perhaps just like us.
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