Mining the comedy of missed connections, This Random World asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. An ailing woman, Scottie is planning one final trip to cross off her bucket list. But Scottie is insistent: her adult children are not to know. Throughout this play, we follow a dynamic ensemble of interconnected individuals, weaving a story of hope, failure, inspiration, and longing. This Random World is a charming, funny, and intimate meditation on the power of chance and how we might be closer to each other than we’ll ever know.
Penned by playwright Steven Dietz (Fiction, Becky's New Car, Private Eyes), This Random World received its world premiere at the 2016 Humana Festival for New American Plays.
1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Opening Night: September 21, 2023
Final Performance: September 23, 2023