Everything’s been falling apart for a while now. In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. As the outside world disintegrates around them, Frances, Joey, Angie and Jon teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. Their hopes and fears become entangled as they try, desperately, to connect with the callers and with each other.
An urgent play from Sam Steiner about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world.
Steiner's play is timeless – it transcends any specific period and paints a picture of a potential apocalypse that seems inevitable in the current political climate
Overlong Sam Steiner play needs clarity to go with its compassion
Glimmers of hope in a post-apocalyptic land
This cast work exceptionally well together
A hopeful reminder that life can be found in the darkest of places
It is bleakly funny. It wounds even as it makes you smile
Sam Steiner’s end-of-the-world call centre drama is a lovely idea that doesn’t quite work
Steiner’s plot and personalities depend more on cliché than substance