Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Satellites: 06/06/2006

Diana Son's Satellites is a complicated, sloppy play – but I mean that in a good way. Miles and Nina are new parents and have just bought a Brownstone in Brooklyn. Their life seems ideal, but things are complex. Nina is Korean. Miles is black. Nina is in the midst of a very important project. Miles recently lost his job. Nina’s business partner is shouldering the bulk of the workload as she cares for her new baby and hires a nanny. Miles’ brother shows up with a business proposal. And I haven’t even mentioned Reggie, the neighbor. What is wonderful to watch is the way each character’s past affects the way they interact with each other and informs their decisions. Michael Greif’s staging is dazzling and his cast in uniformly excellent, especially Kevin Carroll as Miles. The play isn’t perfect, but it is well worth a visit.

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