Love, Loss and Being A Guy
The minute Bill moves into his new condo, anxiously waiting for his unfaithful wife and his furniture, his nosy neighbor Jack appears at the door - looking for some beer and sympathy. At first Jack appears to be a nightmare neighbor - intrusive, needy, boorish - but gradually Bill's perception of his new "friend" deepens. While Bill learns how Jack has managed to lose his wife's trust and his children's love, he also discovers that Jack is wrestling with circumstances that would challenge the best of us. In this wistful and off-beat comedy, Things Being What They Are follows an unlikely bond between two regular guys as they debate the meaning of love, loss, masculinity, and the needs that bring people together and drive them apart.
Viewers are reminded that as a Black Curtain production, there will minimal staging, no set or props, and actors may reference their scripts in both the live and film versions. Viewers that attend the live performance are also reminded that masks are required at all times while inside the O’Shaughnessy Center, including during the performance.