So, again, the question: Is Suzanne just another voice in his head, or a real person?

That answer wouldn’t make the play any less enjoyable in the moment. Even if Suzanne were real, this is a funny play possessed by Haidle’s trademark concertina-wire-sharp wit. But if it is a far sadder, darker play, it’s also a far more resonant one.

Based on Haidle’s track record, I’m willing to wager the latter is the case.

Gee, you look familiar . . .
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Gee, you look familiar . . .

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