LRR lathered it up once again on March 10th with the latest installation of Jeremy Wine’s play PROXIMITY. An obsessive female scientist, a charmingly adorable sandwich delivery guy, the ghost (or is it?) of Nikola Tesla and the actual Richard Hoolbrooke find themselves in a deep-secret military lab in Dayton, Ohio in 1995 — all with the end game of stopping the nefarious Slobadan Milosevic. Is this a play or a way cool new Showtime series?
- Gorgonzola isn’t just a kind of cheese. It’s also a video game. Apparently a cool one with a weird moral twist.
- Nikola Tesla was from Yugoslavia. And he would probably have a strong opinion about the Bosnian conflict of the mid-90s.
- Reclusive female scientists are indubitably more dramatically interesting than male scientists.
- Sandwich delivery guys can be remarkably charming. (At least when Jeremy writes them.)
- Roast beef and ham sandwiches are a thing. (At least in Jeremy’s play.)
- If you need to get rid of Gina, just talk about politics.
- Jen B can’t wait for watermelon and feta.