It’s a hot night in Ojai, California, and Corky (Amy Schumer) and her husband Norm (Alan Tudyk) are having another couple over for dinner. But Laura (Laura Benanti) and Gerald (Keegan-Michael Key) aren’t looking for a casual evening of polite small talk with new friends. Eventually, the two couples find themselves in a marital free-fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Entertaining has never been more entertaining than in this “cosmic comedy from the master of the American absurd” (Variety).
Meteor Shower played at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre after a summer co-producer at San Diego’s Old Globe in 2016.
“I don’t know what’s going on but I’ll just go along with it,” a character says in Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower,” opening at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater following a summer co-production at San Diego’s Old Globe. That’s good advice for audiences, too. Figuring out this cosmic comedy from the master of the American absurd can result, as it does for one of the characters in the piece, in “brain explosions.” So sure, there are some rethinks and rewinds along the way in this brisk evening of couples therapy, especially in the post-post-modern second act. But this loopy satire of marriage, sex and the inner id still provides lots of laughs — and another likely staple for theatres that found success with Martin’s two earlier plays. See Full Story at Variety Website Here.
Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson
World premiere at Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California
(Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director)
Subsequently produced by The Long Wharf Theatre (Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director)
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Scenic Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Ann Roth
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Fitz Patton