“‘I'm supposed to make partner by this time. I'm going to have a baby at this time.' It's what Oprah has trained us all to do: You obtain your goals. You control your destiny. I'm not saying I don't believe that, but sometimes there are things out of your control."
Hannah’s life is crumbling around her ears, thanks to infertility, a depressed husband, and looming layoffs. In Collapse, Allison Moore’s new play about how life sometimes skids completely off the rails, a husband and wife react to tragedy by occupying different ends of the same pole. Hannah starts trying to control everything and David sinks into defeat and decides he can’t control anything.
Inspired by the survivors of the collapse of the Minneapolis bridge in 2007, Moore's comedy describes what happens when your carefully detailed life plan falls to pieces and how you try to coerce its reconstruction. Something most of us can understand.
Through March 6. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. Tickets are $10-45 at auroratheatre.org.