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Full Length Play (90 minutes)
At a bar across from a falafel place, Max and Anna meet again, or is it for the first time? A funny and emotionally raw portrait of a couple struggling to hold on to one another without losing themselves, Fish Eye explodes the traditional chronology of romance and offers a modern take on the impossible experience of love – when nothing means everything and everything means nothing – and the entire world can shrink down to a single moment.
“Kavner proves he has something to add to the modern romance canon, writing concise and insightful dialogue that effortlessly flows from scene to scene as it amuses.” - TheatreMania
“What makes Kavner’s work worthwhile is that he’s a keen observer of human behavior. And his dialogue is so true to life, it’s like eavesdropping on real people. Like when Avery tells Anna: 'You’re really this beautiful thing…' The same could be said of this compact and cannily drawn work.“ - NY Daily News, 4 STARS
"Despite the title, 'Fish Eye' never feels distorted. It’s not simply that the play is marbled with well-observed details; it’s that they make up most of the dialogue. Jay just barely oversteps with Anna. Max doesn’t quite discourage Avery...like real people, Kavner’s characters say the words just to the left of the words they’d like to be saying." - Variety
“In Lucas Kavner’s lovely 'Fish Eye,' a time-scrambled, hyper-local portrait of a failing relationship, our closeness underlines the production’s cinematic level of care. Blessed with a charismatic acting ensemble and a playwright skilled at sweetly funny dialogue, the production offers a portrait in extreme close-up… the piece succeeds as scrupulous character study and ravishing, hyperrealistic portrait.” —Time Out New York, 4 STARS
”[Kavner] has a gift for artfully underwritten, unaffectedly colloquial, and uproarious dialogue.“ -New York Magazine