THE STORY: The boyfriends of two Ph.D. candidates are trying to talk their way into the women's apartments. Dissertations go nowhere; objects get found; boyfriends won't get lost; love figures in there somewhere.
""SUITCASE, Gibson's crafty philological farce about two mismatched couples?expands on the playwright's penchant for elliptical wordplay by adding emotional resonance?Everyone brings baggage into a relationship, but Gibson makes it fun to unpack."" - Time Out NY. ""Gibson - whose [SIC] had its beguiling premiere at this same theater last year - is a thoroughly original talent, a stylist who appreciates the musical impact of words as much as she can simultaneously love and mock her overly articulate, emotionally conflicted characters."" - NY Newsday. ""?a dramatist who surprises and delights?I don't know where Melissa James Gibson is going from here, but I'll be there."" - NY Observer. ""Like Caryl Churchill?Ms. Gibson uses the style of language to convey as much meaning as the words themselves?a bittersweet comedy of manners."" - NY Sun.