(Eric Sundermann’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 12/5.)
Heartbreak. It's an age-old concept, but what exactly happens when your heart "breaks?" Do you go
through physical pain? Do you hear it snapping in half like a twig? Does a pink cartoon shape inside your chest split in two while a George Michael song from 1987 plays in the background?
The answer probably lies somewhere among all three. Relationships are one of life's great mysteries, and how they begin and end often cannot be explained on a pragmatic level. Writer Adam Szymkowicz's Hearts Like Fists, now at the Secret Theatre, is a silly, over-the-top, and adventurous comic book-style play that offers a fun, twisted exploration of what it means when someone
Hulk-smashes your heart on the ground into a million pieces.