Figment is a difficult play to recommend. I would say that if you are going out for an evening of fun and delight with friends, I would not recommend this play.
It takes a serious and very bleak look at what life could be through the eyes of two cynical friends – a cynical priest whose congregation is the ever changing masses in a large urban airport and a former high school friend, who is having a crisis regarding the meaning – or even the existence of life.
They met each other in the airport and we follow their despairing meandering thoughts through the evening and into the next day.
This play is a serious discussion on the possible meaninglessness of life, it has some humorous moments, but basically would be fine for a group of friends who wish to mull over the meaning of life, using the cynicism of this play as a starting off point for the discussion.
The characters are well developed, the set works well and the tennis court scene is very humourous.
I would only recommend it to those who wish to spend a serious evening contemplating the meaning (or lack ) in life. If you do – this is the play for you.