Jeff Smith 8 p.m., Aug. 30
Emmi Falco wants to write her doctoral dissertation on Zinnia Wells, an obscure author of pulp fiction in the 50s. Emmi suspects Zinnia was much more. And, in Johnna Adams' intellectual horror-drama, she's right. At Moxie, two-thirds of Jerry Sonnenberg's impressive set tells the story of Zinnia, a community of skinless people living in a nearby forest, and a curse on the Wells sisters. The other third, stage right, is the professor's office, where an ongoing academic debate takes place. It's important (should this generation of feminists conceal women injuring other women?). But it do go on. So there are lulls, but when Zinnia wants to join the "skinless," and when her young sister decides to reveal a secret, and when the girls decide to end their curse, spines will tingle and quake.
Worth a try.
When: Ongoing until Sunday, December 8, 2013
- Sundays, 2pm
- Thursdays, 8pm
- Fridays, 8pm & 8pm
- "Skinless at Moxie Theatre" (Nov. 11, 2013)