Imagine a world where men are all knowing, all powerful, and control everything and everyone. Well actually, it's just one man. And he's your father and he is a son of God. And he knows everything. At least, this is what he tells you.
Enter into the dark and deceptive world of Lucie Alloucie's new play Heninurs which just finished a run at the 2019 NYWinterfest festival at the Hudson Guild Theater. Directed by Sara Ravid, it is amongst the most successfully executed "dark" theatre I've come to see, as of yet.
Spaceman takes you on an outer space journey on board the Aeneas, a spacecraft headed to mars. Manning the craft is the Aeneas’ lone passenger, astronaut Molly Jennis (played by Erin Treaday) – a confident and highly likable scientist who has become homesick in her now 7 months of solitary travel.
Written by Leegrid Stevens, directed by Jacob Titus, and produced by the Loading Dock Theatre, Spaceman delves into the struggles of hope and control and how either can tether us to dreams. If you enjoy powerful theater about strong people being brought to their knees (and science, and space travel), I recommend you go see it.
Spaceman is playing until March 9, 2019 at the Wild Project in the East Village. Tickets are $20–$30.