THE STORY: Aubrey, a very determined romantic, believes she’s met her soul-mate in Calvin, a boozing womanizer. But in this tilted, thoughtful comedy, true love is an even more tangled predicament. Peopled by an assortment of eccentrics, mystics, and front porch philosophers, Marlane Meyer’s play is a sweet polemic, an unexpected love story, and a deliciously cockeyed view of the sustaining—and destructive—power of belief.
“…a rousing, confounding, otherworldly tragicomedy composed of (and this is not an exclusive list) recurring motifs of Catholic saints and animal spirits, profound meditations on the purposes and costs of sex and marriage, hagiography, political sloganeering murder, an examination of the destruction of the American working class, discussions of domestic abuse, and a tale of a good woman’s quest to redeem a very bad man…[Marlane Meyer] manages to find delight, humor, and something lovable in even the vilest human beings. That should play well everywhere.” —Village Voice.