Restless Artist's Theater


By Jerry Mayer | Opens April 1


Two AcrossShow Dates and Times:

Friday, April 1 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 3 @ 2:00pm
Monday, April 4 @ 6:30pm
Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 10 @ 2:00pm
Monday, April 11 @ 6:30pm

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible psychologist. He's a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why? He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends, it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better.

"[...] lovely [...] a battle of the sexes throwback." - The New York Times

"Must-see play of the year. Witty. Mesmerizing." - Beverly Hills Lookout

"Recommended! A charming, character-driven comedy strives to entertain and succeeds admirably." - Los Angeles Times

"A rich theatrical piece [...] A fascinating eighty minutes in which light banter turns to raw emotion [...] creates a tone that perfectly underscores both the comic and dramatic elements of this surprisingly memorable play…a must-see….Play of the year." - Los Angeles Weekly

"We had to stop laughing to hear the next line [...] The plays asks us to think, then think again. It's entertainment with revelation [...] Excellent timing." - The Santa Monica Observer

"[...] a bright, witty, poignant and deceptively simple play about two emotional and supposedly mature people [...] Intriguing plot twists and surprises [...] Sparkling, confrontational dialogue." - Palisadian Post

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