POSTCARDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET

Book and lyrics by Rachel Sheinkin
Music by Joel Derfner

Postcards From Another Planet is a set of three interconnected one-acts. In “Blood Drive,” a proofreader goes to give blood and finds a nurse he doesn’t expect. In “Temporary,” the nurse goes to a temp agency looking for work with less attachment. And in “Postcards From Another Planet,” the temp-agency worker goes to an ophthalmologist to learn whether her girlfriend loves her — and meets a psychic and a man who might want to become a phlebotomist. Each act features a quotidian quest that unearths a deeper longing on the part of the characters, who are looking either to find or to escape from connection and who, despite themselves, keep tripping over the miraculous in the mundane. (3p)