A collection of four short plays looking at different elements of life and love, each presents its own element of the comic brought about from the tragic and vice versa. They convincingly depict how people can be and indeed are changed by the actions of others.
Being Dumped deals with the reactions and tribulations of the end of a relationship from both perspectives. Being Saved looks at life on the brink as a man attempts to commit suicide but is distracted by a man looking for his dog. Being Alive encounters artificial intelligence while Being Dead follows a recent corpse in limbo.
The three actors performed the differing characters in the four pieces well, making some interesting choices to bring out a range of personalities and emotions. All three showed good energy but at times they were a little on the softly spoken side.
The four shorts are very well written and they follow a natural progression from one to the next. Witty and well observed, they also provide pause for thought. It is a shame that the pieces are not longer, since what little we see is entertaining and a novel look at life. There is just enough time to settle into each piece before it comes to a satisfactory but all too brief end.