THE COSMONAUT'S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WOMAN HE ONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
by David Greig
Boston University Stage Troupe
The Theater at Agganis Arena | Boston, MA | March 30 - April 1, 2007
with Lesley Benedict, Jarman Day-Bohn, Devin Brady, Amanda Miseikos, Justin Yates, and Zach Zachariadis
Two Russian cosmonauts are lost in space, unable to communicate with anyone despite desperate attempts to make radio contact. As they float, looming above the Earth, eight strangers able to communicate with anyone, struggle to find a way to connect. To enhance the play's message of isolation, I completely removed the cosmonauts from the play, choosing to project recordings of their scenes above the playing space. The set was a collage of a dozen locations, simultaneously represented, to show how quickly we move from place to place, and to illustrate the dynamic nature of life, which never rests. We're always moving somewhere, looking for something, and hoping we have the good sense to recognize it when it crosses our path.