Love and Information's frantic pace. Instead, American playwright Will Eno's stories tend to revolve around people in fairly recognisable situations, who veer away from what they're meant to be saying, to go off on an existential tangent. So the opening scene features John Kirk as the coach of a professional baseball team, holding a press conference under the glare of constantly-flashing cameras. As he tries to explain the disastrous season he's just presided over, his thoughts turn to where life has taken him, and memories of a long-lost love. There's another press conference later, as in the third play a mousy airline employee (Lucy Ellinson) tries to make an official statement in the wake of a fatal crash, but the disaster leads her into memories of her father's death and thoughts of her own mortality.
The cast are excellent and there's quite a few wryly funny moments. In the second scene, Ellinson pairs up with Propeller regular Tony Bell, alternating monologues as two people recording video messages for a dating service. His interests include "not travelling" and his plus points that he's not currently bleeding; she quite likes men who black out when you ask them a difficult question.
Oh, The Humanity and other good intentions by Will Eno is booking until the 13th of October at Soho Theatre.
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes straight through.