Free Reading Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls –

A man moves to write the great American novel A woman moves to Alaska to start a new life Babies, wild dogs, komodo dragons, and hula dancers abound in this play about finding your tribe in a world gone haywire What did I just read I think this play needs to be watched and not read because I m very confused Yet another in a long line of nonsensical Naomi Iizuka plays Like so much of her work, it features caricatures who look for meaning in their meaningless surroundings meaningless because Iizuka does not create sensible worlds with coherent rules Then they find their way just as the play ends, and it s supposed to be inspiring This go around, characters go to Hawai i and Alaska and fart around a bit, and one turns into a komodo dragon Never again. Iizuka asks how we can be expected to feel confident about our place in the world our identities, our relationships, our careers when globalization and modernity have created a crippling number of opportunities instead, we are fated to option paralysis, dissatisfaction, and or transience.