Lafayette, LA – PFAR Theatre proudly presents the offbeat comedy COMPLETENESS by Itamar Moses, directed by professor Carl Granieri, running from February 20th to the 24th. The piece explores the timeless question of how human beings seek love in the modern context of algorithmic models and disembodied, digital interactions. After celebrated runs in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, COMPLETENESS will be making its southeastern regional debut at the University of Louisiana.
When computer-science grad student Elliot falls for ambitious molecular biologist Molly, they agree to collaborate on a cross-departmental experiment. But unraveling the complexities of programming might tangle them up in unsolvable problems of the heart. The Chicago Tribune raves that COMPLETENESS “celebrates the seductive power of smarts.” “What a beautiful and hilarious play Moses has written,” says director Carl Granieri. “It’s an intimate look at the problem of trying to shrink love down to a formula. In a world of social media and apps like Tinder pushing ones-and-zeros as the most potent tools for achieving human connection, this play reminds us all that love is no exact science.”
The cast features stellar performances from current BFA acting candidates Matt Heyer, Lacey Howard, John St.Clair, Elise Degruise, Imani McCullum, and Mitchell Wootton.
On the design side, UL PFAR is thrilled to again collaborate with nationally renowned scenic designer Joe Stewart, who is responsible for recognizable designs on many of TV’s most successful programs. In addition to dozens of award nominations from the Art Directors Guild and the Emmy Awards, his company Shaffner/Stewart has claimed Emmys for design on Friends, The George Lopez Show, and The Ellen Degeneres Show, among others. Professor Trent Pcenicni’s charming and thoughtful costume design stands in sharp relief to the fluid, science-lab surrealism being brought to life by technical director Dylan Guidry. BFA Design students Jeffrey Sykes (lighting designer), Erica Feagan (sound designer),
and Jay Tetnowski (projections) round out the talented design team helping to bring this world to life.
COMPLETENESS runs from February 20th-24th, with a press performance on February 19th in the Burke Theater on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Performance times are 7:30 PM, with a 2:00 PM matinee on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10 dollars and may be ordered online through Eventbrite by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/2MFg1JH