The odd couples. Somewhere in a Midwestern '"first" suburban ring, straight-laced Ben and Mary become friends with their new neighbors, Kenny and Sharon, fresh from rehab and trying to "start from scratch." In Lisa D'Amour's blazing comedy/drama/exorcism, the quartet breaks down barriers both without and within, and it's clear why the play was a Pulitzer finalist for 2011. The production has tweaked some things a mite too much (pools of satanic red lighting overstate the case). But along with putting a human face on unemployment and rehabilitation, director Sam Woodhouse and an excellent ensemble cast (Jeffrey Jones, Lisel Gorrell-Getz, Steve Gunderson, and Summer Spiro), the play escalates into a "truth fall," a Dionysian ritual that threatens to blow the doors off the San Diego Rep.
Ongoing until Sunday, March 16, 2014
|Sundays, 2pm & 7pm|
|Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm|