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When: May 24-26 and Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 7 2011

Tracy Letts's skin-crawling play made its local debut at tiny A Red Orchid Theatre nearly ten years ago, and it returns in an even more claustrophobic venue. Directors Kimberly Senior and Jack Magaw make a character of the scuzzy motel room where Gulf War I vet Peter opens the heart and infests the mind of a grieving, hard-drinking waitress named Agnes. Jacqueline Grandt initially feels a tad mannered as Agnes, but once Andrew Jessop's tensile Peter gets tangled up in her sheets and soul, the show becomes a full-throttle exploration of how loneliness, loss, and poverty can turn a healing relationship into a codependent hell. --Kerry Reid

Price: $25-$30


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