It's the mid-1980s, just when the Human Genome Project is getting underway. After being dumped in the desert by her military-minded dad, Tara goes on the lam to escape her dysfunctional family, and bumps into a brilliant symmetry-obsessed geneticist who also happens to be a deadbeat dad and former heroin addict. As this unlikely couple tries to find some small salvation in each other, Tara's family is forced to examine their troubling past. Drawing on evolutionary psychology and Neo-Darwinian thought, this is a comic play about tragic personalities -- will they be able to move forward into the future?
- Epic Tragicomedy
- 120 - 125 minutes
- 6 f, 9 m (12-15 actors possible: 5-6 f, 7-9 m)
- Content Notes: Adult language and content
- Set: Minimal. A landscape of the desert that can become certain spaces through lights or sound.