We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, that luck is available to all, and that randomness is just a myth...but is it? 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. Do we see what is right in front of us? Are we capable of that? From an ailing woman who plans one final trip...to her daughter planning one great escape...to her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.