From Metaphor to Cliché
The struts of a bridge frame a stage made of up broken pieces of road, while the creaking, rumbling sound design creates the genuinely unsettling impression of a world falling apart around our ears. Plus, as David's wife Hannah, Rebecca Lingafelter offers a grounded and relatable performance as a woman desperately struggling to keep her life together. - Portland Mercury
Things fall apart, but not in the way you'd guess.
Collapse is a drama of disappointed expectations, in which seemingly important coincidences turn out to be meaningless, and the anticipated madcap climax is dealt with quietly, offstage. Things fall apart—just deal with it. - Willamette Week
Ready, aim, fire: on Portland stages, a shot in the dark
Playwright Moore begins Collapse in a nervous tizzy and quickly balances the comic silliness with a tender emotional touch. The play has modest elements of mystery – we learn the shape of things gradually, like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the benefit of the picture on the box – but the writing and acting are engaging enough that the process is a pleasure, not an irritation. - Oregon Arts Watch
Third Rail Rep finds comfort in a fractured world
As the broken hunk of bridge that hangs off one side of the Winningstad balcony hints, Moore’s play deals in part with the aftermath of 2007’s I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, which sent evening rush-hour traffic plunging into the Mississippi River. The Great Recession, with its attendant financial, interpersonal and emotional fallout, makes things more complicated and precarious. - Oregon Live