Scene transitions are not indicated in the script, so director Bert Goldstein and the amazing professional actors Paige Hernandez and Eric Gilde have figured them out and blocked and illustrated time/place changes, with blocking that is interesting and intimate. Only the bottom four rows or so of Wharton's Pasant Theatre are sold, with three rows of chairs onstage, so the closeness of the audience mimics the Riverwalk stage where everyone can feel up-close-and-personal.
Why “Lungs”? The talkback revealed that no one is entirely sure… but it may relate to the “breath of life,” and/or the directive Eric gives Paige when she’s upset, to “Breathe”… and/or references to the 10,000 tons of CO2 that a child will produce, with associated concerns about the fate of the planet. This play is pessimistic/fearful about the future of the planet but at the same time hopeful about personal relationships/marriages/families doing their best in spite of themselves.
Don’t miss your chance to live 90 minutes (and 40 years) with two exceptional actors. LUNGS continues ONE WEEKEND ONLY! - 8 pm Fri/Sat; 1 pm Sun - Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center