Both a science play and a love story, intellectual and romantic sparks fly when geologist Sonia Milan, a brilliant Ph.D. candidate, tracks down her mentor, Lawrence Blanchard, in seclusion in the desert Southwest. She's at a professional and personal crossroads, and wants to play a role in explaining a rapidly changing planet. He wants nothing more to do with climate science, but she persists. When the wine, firewood and night are all gone, Sonia has made unexpected discoveries, and Lawrence has confronted the past. Their world has changed, and they have to decide what to do about it.
"[Rambo] has a knack for blending recondite scientific information with intimate human drama. THE ICE-BREAKER poses some fascinating questions about our planet's fate." —Orange County Register. "The production's metaphors are poetic—including the script's contrasts of heat and cold, younger and older, intellect and lust." —BackStage. "The script's top notch…Rambo plucks the discussion of climate out of the forum of politics and careerism…and places it in a more humanistic context, one to which we can more readily relate." —LA Drama Critics Circle.