The Santa Monica Playhouse and Dig Theatre Group will present “Touch,” a play by Toni Press-Coffman about the “majesty of love’s uniting bond,” at 8 p.m. Friday, February 12th and 7 p.m. Sunday, February 14th at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St.

The play tells of Kyle, a reserved young astronomer, and Zoe, his flamboyant, faithful soul mate, who recklessly fall in love. When something as random as the night sky tears them apart, Kyle traces through his past as he struggles to reconnect to the world instead of retreating to the cosmos, Press-Coffman explains.

“Touch” is a reminder that time and space are wondrous, miraculous healers, and that within even the most sheltered parts of the heart there exists a “bright flash of hope,” she said.

Press-Coffman is a Bronx, New York-born playwright who has authored more than 15 plays.

“Touch” was produced at the 2000 Humana Festival and later produced in 2003 at the Women’s Project.

The play is directed by Bryan Bellomo, who has performed in theatres throughout Los Angeles and New York and is the former artistic director of The Sacred Fools Theater Company.

Performers include Bryan Bellomo, Dawn Burdue, Tristan James Butler, Kristina Denton. The play is produced by Dig Theater Group.

Tickets are $15, including a

gala reception following both shows. To purchase tickets, (310) 394-9779 ext. 1, or http://santamonicaplayhouse.com/.

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