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Infinity Plus Super Hero Equals ??
Infinity Plus Super Hero Equals ??
By Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

interlace [falling star]
written and directed by Scotto Moore
Annex Theatre
Through August 30


The latest production at Annex Theatre, interlace, is written and directed by Scotto Moore, which is a challenging thing to do, since very often plays get much better when a director (who isn't the playwright) helps shape the play. Then you add the topic, which is basically dealing with The Supreme Being or as the play refers to "him" The Unknown God, which is another risk to tackle, and suddenly you're out on the edge not knowing if your production will sink or swim. But that edge is where Annex likes to keep it, and for this production, it's a night of skinny dipping. (What kind of analogy is that?)

The basics of the story are that an amnesiac finds herself in the lobby of a building she's not familiar with, with no memory before that moment. People produce ID cubes (this seems futuristic) and she doesn't have one. Can she go anywhere in this world, now? How will she find out who she is? Jen Moon plays "Andrea Change," a name the amnesiac takes on, and is wonderful to watch, both because she has many moods and phases to act through and because she's just very easy to watch, anyway. She's in almost every scene, too.

Amnesiac gets an introductory lecture from a Kiosk, hysterically played by Jennifer Pratt, who received applause all on her own for that tiny roll. So, this is an Infinite Building which is the headquarters of the Multiverse. The Amazing Dr. X, a super hero suavely played by Stan Shields, come to her rescue, but when he has to leave her, he finds her a robot companion, played spot on by LaChrista Borgers. An officious Agent Grey (Kristina Sutherland) suspiciously tries to psychically investigate her, while an effete celebrity-style hanger-outer, Princess (Yana Kesala), helps hide her from Agent Grey when Andrea needs to get away.

The very strong cast, including Allison Wooldridge, Chris Bell, Daniel Christensen, Isaiah Crowson and Spencer Thorson, wanders through what turns out to be a very funny journey into Infinity and Ultimate Belief. Regardless of what you might think of the actual ending, the journey is worth taking, just for the fun of it. Moore's conclusions may not fit your idea of who God is, but it doesn't have to, unless less than fundamentalism offends you. But if that is offensive, Annex probably isn't a theater you go to, anyway.

A flexible stage by Bret Fetzer and great lighting (Max Reichlin), costumes (Kimberley Newton) and sound (Larry Ryan) complement and enhance the production. A representation of an office elevator is creative fun, but you have to be there. Annex' productions are not always as easy to understand, at least script-wise, so it's a little more relaxing for the audience than some productions, since Moore's script depends a bunch on stereotypes he uses to good effect. So, while one wonders what he might have done if he didn't use so many stereotypical constructions for characters like the Archangel Michael, we can at least "get it." Still, he does take both Satan and Jesus in interesting directions. And exploring the psyche of a super hero is a side bonus.

For more information, go to www.annextheatre.org or www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006. Comments on reviews go to sgncritic@gmail.com.

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