Reviews Off-Broadway Blog

2.0 Brings an Updated View to Life

"A fascinating new play. It is based on a futuristic premise, but addresses the current problem people have trying to connect with each other. Science Fiction is one of the hardest genres to do well in the theater, but TWO_POINT_OH handles it beautifully. Much of the credit has to go to the cast and creative crew that bring a future both immediate and believable."

"Jack Noseworthy does an outstanding job, bringing this Elliot to life, solely via big screen. The program’s “humanity” develops at a believable pace, transition as the program learns. It is a rather thankless role, playing a computer simulation, but Mr. Noseworthy does it excellently."

"James Ludwig plays Ben and shows us fully rounded individual. Ben is neither all saint nor all sinner. Ben was Elliot’s computer geniuses partner at the founding of the company, and he refuses to interact with Elliot 2.0 as anything other than a complex program. Albeit a program that is both pushy and needy."

"Both Antoinette LaVecchia, as the new company’s CEO, and Michael Sean McGuinness, as a sensationalist newscaster, provide some great laughs in a believable way. Ms. LaVecchia in particular grabs hold of her role and plays it as wildly as possible, without going over the top."

"As version 2.0, Elliot can finally see how technology, now making his “life” possible, interfered with his physical marriage before his death. For us, there is no second chance, and the moral of the story is that delaying your real life for the vibrating phone or the immediate facebook post is rarely a good trade. TWO_POINT_OH makes the point subtly, but elegantly."

"David Bengali does a great job with the media/projection design, leaving the audience to question what was done live and what was pre-filmed. Credit also goes to Mr. Noseworthy here; some in the audience wondered if he was actually performing (and were pleasantly relieved at the curtain call). Done poorly, this design could have sabotaged the show, but Mr. Bengali does a stand out job of using the technology without letting it overwhelming the show."