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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 13 2015

Honest Theatre’s production of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s apocalyptic comedy, directed by Chad Gilliland, explores the themes of life, death, survival, and evolution in the context of a surprisingly important one-night stand. After discovering ominous behavioral patterns among fish on a deserted island, bumbling marine-biology grad student Jules (Evan Cullinan) takes out an online personal ad offering “sex to change the course of the world” in the hopes of repopulating the planet after its imminent demise. While his date for the evening, journalism student Jo (a feisty Duana Menefee), brings some healthy, skeptical energy to the situation, the first half drags within Jules’s claustrophobic underground lab. Later scenes show promise with increasing participation from Barbara, the mysterious mastermind behind the action (an aggressively cheerful Sharon Biermann), but her character development feels cut short. —Marissa Oberlander

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