Completeness, Itamar Moses' New Comedy About Love in a Lab, Will Premiere at South Coast Rep

News   Completeness, Itamar Moses' New Comedy About Love in a Lab, Will Premiere at South Coast Rep
Itamar Moses' romantic comedy Completeness, about two science-minded grad students, will get its world premiere in a production by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, in 2011.
Itamar Moses
Itamar Moses

The play was read at SCR's Pacific Playwright's Festival earlier this year under the direction of Pam MacKinnon, who will also direct the full production. Performances will play April 17–May 8, 2011, on SCR's Julianne Argyros Stage.

The students — one a computer scientist, the other a molecular biologist — "might just be perfect for each other if they can move beyond their fears and past heartbreaks," according to SCR. The play was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club.

Here's how SCR bills Completeness: "How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He uses the algorithm method, of course. But when Elliot offers to build a computer program to help Molly with her latest research project, they discover that megabytes and microbes might not be compatible — and even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life's infinite possibilities."

Moses' plays include Bach at Leipzig, Back Back Back and The Four of Us.

As previously announced, the SCR season will open with George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, directed by SCR artistic director Martin Benson, and Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer-nominated Three Days of Rain, directed by producing artistic director David Emmes.

For season information, visit

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