Written by Brenda Forsyth, Quick Critic
Run, do not walk to see An Infinite Ache. It’s the kind of play theatre-goers search for; a unique experience that leaves you so moved, it lingers in your mind for days. I take away that feeling from Theatre Horizon many times. It never fails to deliver and it exceeds my expectations. Honestly I have never been disappointed with their productions. They are simply extraordinary.
Sit back in those very comfortable seats of the new and intimate Theatre Horizon and prepare yourself for a treat.
The only characters are Charles (Griffin Stanton-Ameisen ) and Hope (Bi Jean Ngo). Their love story takes place in Los Angeles; it begins with their awkward first date and within 90 minutes they journey through all the different stages of how their married life could play-out. The actors give outstanding performances and are very believable in their roles of Charles and Hope. They are an interfaith couple; he is Jewish and she is Asian in their mid-twenties.
The stage setting is simple and as cleverly created as are the transitions of time passing through their stages of married life. For example: an armful of bundled laundry quickly becomes a baby bundled in his blanket.
An Infinite Ache is classified as a romantic comedy but to me it is more of a romantic drama with enough comedy that depicts true life…a balance of sadness, happiness and humor.