The play's title comes from the name of the town in which Jonah (Grayson DeJesus) wakes up to find himself in, without any recollection of how he got there. A mysterious man named Big Chet (Will Brill) is keeping him locked in a hotel room until he answers a few questions pertaining to a visitation he received from an unnamed goddess.
Added into the mix is nightclub singer Suede Lucy (Jenni Putney), who shares a transcendental moment with Jonah -- and who may be the one to inspire his mission or perhaps send him spiraling further into doubt and inaction.
Moyer's writing is often evocative, and one of Jonah's early monologues describing his flight from his calling is particularly strong. Under Wren Graves' direction, the production tries for a noiresque feel, but unfortunately, the pacing is often too slack for this to be realized effectively. Moreover, the three performers don't bring enough depth to their characterizations, and DeJesus, in particular, needs to be able to showcase more of an inner struggle, which would give the piece a stronger core.
-- Dan Bacalzo