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Before Tony Robbins, Before The Secret, Before Dr. Phil, Werner Erhard's EST Training taught us that we "create" our lives. Est, a four-day group training on the self-help landscape of the 1970s and '80s, was accused by some of being a cult. Inspired by her involvement in est starting at age eight, playwright Andrea Kuchlewska constructs a fictional "Training" in Complete - a world in which "I intend to create a parking space" and "You can create yourself being any way you want to be" are normal statements, even in the mouth of a 9-year-old - one of the play's main characters. Complete is a fast-paced comedy in which two obsessive linguists, a nine-year-old zealot, and a charismatic seminar leader wrangle over the power and perversion of language. When Eve finds out Micah is doing "the Training," she risks their careers, their relationship, their safety to prove how destructive the notion of self-creation can be.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:SoHo Playhouse, Off-Off-Broadway