Completeness

When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.

Play title:  Completeness

Author (s):  Itamar Moses

Publisher: Samuel French

Publication Date: 2013

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Primary Discipline: Computer Science

Secondary Discipline: Biology

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 2 Men 2 Women

Elliot, Molly, Lauren/Kate/Nell, Don/Clark/Franklin

Setting: A University

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: How does a computer scientist hookup with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of infinite possibilities. (play text cover blurb, Samuel French)

First Performance Date: April 7th, 2011

First Producer: South Coast Repertory

Performance History: Completeness by Itamar Moses was originally produced by South Coast Repertory in Costa Meza, CA on April 17th, 2011 with Artistic Director, Marc Masterson; Founding Directors, David Emmes and Martin Benson; and Managing Director, Paula Tomei. The production was directed by Pam Mackinnon, with set design by Christopher Barreca, lighting by Russell H. Champa, and sound by Bray Poor. The Production Stage Manager was Jennifer Ellen Butler. Originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Paige Evans, Director of New Play Development, with funds provided by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Completeness had its New York City premiere produced Off Broadway by Playwrights Horizons on September 13th, 2011.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/theater/reviews/completeness-by-itamar-moses-review.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=370A6CDD3A290C9E8884FF17ACDF1E2F&gwt=pay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KfdyJCdjNg

https://variety.com/2011/legit/reviews/completeness-1117945108/

https://www.backstage.com/review/la-theater/completeness/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-ent-0227-completeness-review-20130226-column.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/04/theater-review-completeness-at-south-coast-repertory.html

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

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Theatre Wit, 2013                                                                    Playwrights Horizons. Photo: Richard Termine


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