The gods are just half the story. Meet Aurora (Debórah Eliezer). A hippie dressed woman that lives in a trailer and has an innate clairvoyant sense to predict earthquakes hours and days before they occur. She is studied by Mitch (Sam Bertken), a Caltech graduate student with an OCD girlfriend (Grace Ng). Through her interactions with the gods, Aurora predicts “the big one” is coming to ravage the city.
Admittingly, we found many character behaviors adding little purpose to the overall story and a weak cohesion between the god and Aurora narratives. But we found ourselves not over-analyzing the play and appreciating the high spirited acting, artistic set, and acrobatic movements. In addition, Thick House Theater’s steeply raked seating and small stage provided a high level of intimacy with the actors and good viewing of the overall set.