The world of ‘Completeness’ by Itamar Moses
– ‘Completeness’ is a love story between two science grad students.
– ‘Completeness’ is a story about the academic and romantic relationship between two grad students, and their difficulty to overcome their emotional issues.
– ‘Completeness’ is a story about a computer scientist named Elliot and a biologist named Molly, who collaborate in an academic research as an excuse to start dating each other. They fall in and out of love because of their inability to make a decision to commit and closing the door on the past. Finally, Elliott decides to overcome his emotional issues and make action.
The play takes place in a contemporary world, similar to ours. The space is interior, built and contained. The different scenes take place at the university campus labs or the single room apartments of the different characters. Most of scenes involve no more than two characters interacting at the same time so the overall feeling is very intimate. Time is linear except for a flashback scene, and another scene towards the end where space opens and time seems to stop, as the characters break the “fourth wall”.