Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness is an intricate and complex story of a young man trying to deal with the death of his mother, shown in short and splintered scenes.
After his mother’s death, Joey’s life seems to be fragmenting, and slipping away from him. He breaks up with his fiancée, alienates his best friend and is impossibly furious with his father for moving on to another woman so soon. He tries to anchor himself by volunteering to help children to read, but his interactions with the musically-gifted young boy Trevor are more like tentative and basic attempts at conversation than lessons. The knots of connection and kindness within the fluid, sparse movement of the play are profound and deeply moving, offering moments of courage and hope within the discussion of cruelty and disconnection.
Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2005.