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‘Completeness’ at Theatre Exile: Science, computers, randomness, and love

Certainly, the two leads, both past recipients of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist, have a rapport that manages to be at once sweet and uneasy. Mary Tuomanen’s Molly, investigating protein interactions in yeast, is swamped with “noisy” data that James Ijames’ Elliot may help her clarify via a computer algorithm. But can she subdue his commitment fears – that “nagging discomfort” that devolves into “overwhelming dread”? Can he surmount, or even understand, the traumatic residue of her previous breakup?