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

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