Spirituality and sexuality may strive for different results, but they both come from the same place: a deep sense of longing and passion for something beyond yourself. That’s what’s missing from The Right Brain Project’s “Halfshut”: depth, longing and passion.
The piece showcases seven twenty-somethings reflecting on relationships and religion. It’s an interesting premise, but just when it gets good, Randall Colburn’s script fails to finish what it starts. Relationships end for poorly articulated reasons, spur-of-the-moment kisses receive no follow-through, and frayed family ties are not explored.
The show is best when it offers novel, specific stories (a woman on a date with a less-than-ideal lover who shields her eyes from streetlights so she can sleep). It fails when “spontaneous” dialogue falls flat, or when a twenty-something utters the phrase, “Aging sucks!” in front of an audience of 40- and 50-year-olds. Kids, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. (Lisa Buscani)
The Right Brain Project, 4001 North Ravenswood, (773)750-2033, Through December 4.