MEET CUTE Annex Theatre See show info here Rating: NNN Erin Norah.
See show info here
Erin Norah Thompson’s Meet Cute takes one brief scene of dialogue and reenacts it three times, in three different ways. Jane (played by Thompson) meets John (Jesse Bond) at a bus stop, and they converse.
The first run-through positions John as the person pursuing a relationship. The second time around, Jane pursues John. And in the third repetition, both characters seem mutually attracted. It is amusing to observe how line-readings change based on a character’s intent.
Thompson worked with three female directors (Ria Tienhaara, Julie Cohn and Adrianna Prosser), asking each to stage a different scene. It would have been interesting to add a male director into this mix.
The show is well acted and thought provoking, but at this point really just a dramatic exercise/social experiment. Thompson even addresses the audience afterwards encouraging questions and input.