AN INFINITE ACHE - Crimson Square Theatre Company

Reviewed by Amalisha HuEck

Life authors interesting stories and when two people are destined to explore life's blessings and challenges - a lot can happen in a short or a long period of time.

An Infinite Ache is a romantic tale of two people, Hope (Luka Oida) and Charles (Miles Cooper), that end their first disappointing date which for a moment indicates - they will never see each other again. But destiny takes them on a journey to explore this life together. They embrace a range of emotions, as every couple does, they argue and fight, cry and laugh, share the pain of losing a child as they struggle through their fears and confront unwelcome obstacles together, while trying to keep their relationship going. The setting for this production is a bedroom and love is the magic ingredient that keeps them going.

In association with Beverly Hills Playhouse,  David Schulner's play, An Infinite Ache is being produced by Crimson Square Theatre Company. The commitment to the project is openly visible to everyone involved. A range of numerous scenes take place, some long and potent and some short, but powerful, and two people in a bedroom setting do not need a huge space. The Beverly Hills Playhouse and its cozy environment is perfect for this project. The play easily touches audience members as they associate or remember certain incidents in their own tapestry of relationships. It also speaks to individuals who want to find that significant other, become a couple or just see what life might bring them in the years to come.

An Infinite Ache is a fascinating journey viewed through the eyes of comedy, drama, and fantasy. The play's ability to keep everyone on the edge of their seats gets An Infinite Ache produced quite frequently. There were many tearful eyes at the end of the play.

Under the skillful hand of Director Mia Christou, the actors sail through the scenes with ease expressing the multiple range of emotions. The set design and music selection are by Mia Christou with the help of assistant set designer Arzu Auzzy. Sound design was created by Jeffrey Sun and Derrick McDaniels' is a master of lighting the scenes.

The Beverly Hills Playhouse is a training ground for serious artists and offers professional scene study classes for all levels. Crimson Square Theatre Company is thrilled to continue its residency at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Their program consists of an annual, ongoing theatre season with both original and revival productions, a theatre and stagecraft mentorship program and the writer's lab.

The play runs through October 1, 2023, with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 7 p.m. on Sundays. The Crimson Square Theatre Company performs at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Tickets are $35 (students $15). For information and reservations, call 323-365-7592 or online:    

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