What's it about?
When online dating turns into a huge mess...
What'd I experience?
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day!!! Walking to the theater, I was slipping every step I took.
I haven't seen a show in a long time, so not even the rain could ruin my excitement. As I arrived to the theater, I lost service.. there goes me trying to show off on snap chat. Great, now I have to socialize and try to speak too someone instead of being all up on my phone.
I'm in the front... like always... as the light start to dim. That is when I'm introduced to Samantha, a 30 year old woman who is obese. Looking at her laying down in bed really made me feel bad for her, she could barely move. Good thing she has the help of her home attendant Delores. I fell in love with Delores as soon as she spoke, her Spanish accent reminded me of my mother. The crazy part is that my mother is a home attendant, as well.
Here comes Layne - she is such a dorky character, who is in her 30's and single. She is the opposite of Suz Miller, her coworker. Suz is very young and has guys lining up outside her home to take her out. Even though Suz and Layne aren't consider real friends, Suz tells Layne to try online dating because the clock is running out for her to get married.
This is when things start to get interesting... at this point, I had an idea what was going to happen. So, a lot of bad things can come out of online dating, for example.. CATFISH.
Guess who else is also is online dating??? Samantha. But instead of being herself she decides to be a guy named Dominick, which turns out to be Delores son who is an actor in Los Angeles. But Layne is not innocent, she pretends to be Courtney a popular girl on google. Watching all of this unravel... I was confused, partly because I'm terrible with names. I barely know mine and I have been known to forget my name when I'm nervous. Don't judge me.
So here we have two individuals, who are pretending to be people they aren't.
That really had me thinking... I've never catfish'd anyone online, but I have pretended to be someone I wasn't. I used to be afraid to be openly Christian because I didn't want to be judged or have people looking at my every move. So I pretended like I wasn't Christian, just so people could like me and think I was cool. As I got older, I started to see that being my true self was good enough - I am special, I am unique, and I am a Christian.
Leaving the play I knew Layne and Samantha knew that they are amazing, just the way they are.
Want to see it?
@ Roundabout Theatre Underground
thru Dec. 18