Computer programmer Elliot and molecular biologist Molly are brainy graduate students balancing schoolwork and their burgeoning attraction for each other in Itamar Moses' loquacious Completeness, and soon realize that love is an inexact science. Jason Ritter and Mandy Siegfried head a cast that also includes Mia Barron and Andre Sogliuzzo in this production by LA Theatre Works, and the sparkling twosome deftly navigate Moses' intricate and clever dialogue, connecting the somewhat dry conversations about their studies to the bounding emotions they are feeling for each other. Completeness depends on the chemistry between Ritter and Siegfried, and they give off sparks.
A play about love between gun-shy young scientists! Just how does a computer scientist romance a molecular biologist? Elliot offers to build a computer program to help Molly with her latest research project, but they discover that love just might be the winning formula - if they can only move beyond their fear and past heartbreak.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Jason Ritter as Elliot;
Mandy Siegfried as Molly;
André Sogliuzzo as Don and Franklin;
Mia Barron as Lauren and Nell.
Directed by Stephen Sachs. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in October, 2011.
Completeness is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works
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