Tragedy by Oded Gross
Ethan and Mallory are problem solvers. Curiously enough, the people whose problems they are hired to solve are famous fictional characters, from Hamlet to Harry Potter.
What these characters want, though they don’t realize it, is to get to the end of their story. What Ethan and Mallory want is to avoid Tragedy.
Considering their latest client is Oedipus Rex, this is easier said than done.
The play takes place over a 12-year time span, starting in the present and their latest case with Oedipus, and jumping back in time to their first job together trying to help Romeo and Juliet.
Through the years, Ethan and Mallory struggle to find a happy resolution for the people they work for, as well as for themselves, in the end, ultimately asking: Is it just Oedipus whose life is marked by fate, doomed to suffer a misfortune preordained by the Gods? Or, is everyone destined for a little tragedy?