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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 28 2018

It’s one thing for a man to deny his wife affection in a time of personal crisis and go have a nervous breakdown in the stairwell of his apartment building. But to make him out to be the hero in a two-bit episodic melodrama like this one from On the Spot Theatre is ridiculous. “When life kicks you in the teeth, you can’t just wait for the tooth fairy,” quoth Jason Zachman (Danny Glenn), in playwright-director Mike Brayndick’s absolutely brain-dead turn of phrase, and that might as well be the motto for what happens here, which is a whole lot of cliche-ridden nothing over an insufferable hour and a half. Our one respite is Karla A. Renhoffer, who smiles down on Zachman from time to time as his late, lamented mother. The rest is garbage. —Max Maller

Price: $15

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