Last night I went to see Mark Snyder's new play, which was absolutely dazzling. I resolved to see more theater this year. Ultra-contemporary plays are what I like most, and As Wide as I Can See delivers with a story of an unemployed journalist who returns to the Ohio town of his birth, one that is expanding its subdivisions faster than its job market. While the action takes place over a twenty-four hour period, which more or less revolves around a barbeque, it's merely an ordinary setting for an extraordinary gem of a story about friendship, parenthood, adulthood, nostalgia, love, and passionate debate over whether we can still dream about the future. Go see it, and take a friend. Next week, I'm going to Simon Van Booy's new play Hindsight.