The Concept of Remainders
“There’s Barbie dream wedding after Barbie dream wedding, and yet 50% of them end up in divorce,” says playwright Richard Martin Hirsch of the sociological underpinnings of his sharp comedy premiering at The Chandler Studio Theatre Center. “The big question is: Can passion be sustained?” After 15 years of marriage, Mac and Mary are restless. Their solution — a 10 day marital furlough — giveth brief affairs, but taketh away more. Directed by Mark L. Taylor, this straight-shooting romance believes in true love and false expectations; its resolution guarantees voluble dinner talk for couples on their 5,000th (or — gulp — first) date.
Originally published in the LA Times