As part of Dixon Place HOT Festival KeiTriK Productions presents And/Or, four dark comedies (and one live music video) that compose and/or chronicle the heart-shattering decisions we make that seem?and sometimes are life or death. The production is written by Stan Richardson and directed by Ben Rimlower.
A homage to Ionesco, Anderson or the Emergency is set in the dead of night at an ER where heartbreak is treated like any other life-threatening injury. Naturally is a Schnitzler-esque dialogue between participants in a nascent romance about the most humane way to leave their current lovers. Another Brief Encounter, based on the 1945 Lean-Coward film of (almost) the same name, is a tragicomic look at the uses of fantasy set during Gay Pride in contemporary Chelsea. And, I'll Be Seeing You, an examination of loneliness and the extent to which we are willing to recreate love lost.