Review On The Institute for The Opposite of Longing

Nikki Muller

Non-Registered Critics

Institute does a masterful job of capturing that hollow feeling of longing in iconoclastic fashion—one of the diagnostic intake questions is whether or not one relates to a certain Japanese haiku. There is also a healthy dose of comedic irony that arises from this attempt to use the scientific method to solve an amorphous, emotional human issue—how could you ever pick a number from 1-10 to describe the pain of missing a child you helped raise?...

the show was beautiful, powerful and deeply moving: the exploration of these women’s loss of a boy they loved deeply, and knowing that he is off there somewhere, growing up without them as his moms anymore was simply heartbreaking.