Cynthia (Amelia Jean Alvarez), Albert (John G. Preston), and Felipe (Bobby Moreno) have all arrived at the beach to watch a spectacular meteor shower on the night of November 18, 2001. The year is, of course, not insignificant as Cynthia is from Manhattan and looking for a brief escape following the events of September 11 two months earlier, while Albert is a Miami native, but lived in New York for several years. Felipe doesn't have a New York City connection, but he does believe that the Rapture is coming, and for some inexplicable reason also thinks that Cynthia and Albert are angels.
Director Michelle Bossy stages too much of the action low to the ground, which makes it difficult for audience members not sitting in the first couple of rows to see. Alvarez presents a combination of arrogance and sexiness that is right for her part, but could stand to show more vulnerability at key moments in the show. Preston doesn't demonstrate enough layers, resulting in a mostly one-note performance. Moreno does what he can with a badly written role.
Although the play toys with the idea of a romantic triangle, the primary relationship developed is between Cynthia and Albert, who share a few unexpected things in common, such as living in the same dorm room, years apart, while each attended Middlebury College in Vermont. Caudle hints that some of the weird synchronicity may actually not be a coincidence, but stretches some of his other plot points a little too thin.
-- Dan Bacalzo