Lumen Odyssey, an intergalactic trip to the inner mind, runs at the Imago Theatre Friday, August 26-Saturday, September 17, 7:30 pm with a 2 pm matinee Sunday, August 28. In Jerry Mouawad’s metaphysical sci-fi adventure, a woman (Carol Triffle) of astronomical hubris reunites with her down-to-earth daughter (Brenan Dwyer) to trip the light fantastic from galaxy to galaxy and heartbreak to heartache. Theirs is a life-changing journey that starts in a city center and ends at the edge of the universe; an eternal conflict communicated in hushed tones, primal screams and seriocomic jests; a mad race to a diabolical future by way of an invisible subway that speeds along at 186,000 miles per second. Familial conflict has never been so phantasmagorical, so paradoxical, so tragically fun.
Onstage as in life, mother-daughter relationships can be… unpredictable? Complicated? Epic? Take your pick. But the generational divide between the two women takes this conflict to fantastical extremes. How else to describe a world in which the matriarch fashions herself as the Mother of the Universe?
Tickets ($20) available at imagotheatre.com/lumen.html.