Backstage Review: Two Across at RAT

Picture, if you will, it’s 4:30 in the morning, two strangers are riding the BART Subway from the San Francisco Airport to the end of the line. To this mix in a crossword puzzle and a healthy dose of witty banter, and you have this fantastic play!

“Two Across” is a beautiful story of two strangers brought together by chance to discover a shared passion that opens their eyes to what life could be with the right person. But anything worthwhile, this is not an easy road for these two, and both of them are quite damaged. In the 80 minutes of traveling from one end of the subway to the other, the audience witnesses a remarkable transformation as Janet (Played by Robin Soli) and Josh (Played by Dave Cherry) soften to each other.

The audience sees this drama unfold in real-time as the play is 80 minutes long without an intermission. The pacing is just right, and I felt that I was right there in the subway car with these two sparred with each other in a delicious game of passion and wit.

Cast and More:

Written By: Jerry Mayer

Directed By: D. A. Mishler

Josh, played by Dave Cherry

Janet, played by Robin Soli

RAT: 295 20th Street, Sparks

Show Dates and Times:

Friday, April 1 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 3 @ 2:00pm

Monday, April 4 @ 6:30pm

Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, April 9 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, April 10 @ 2:00pm

Monday, April 11 @ 6:30pm

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