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When: Saturdays. Continues through April 30 2016

Jeff Blim's off-color musical comedy loosely parodies Richard Kelly's 2009 thriller The Box, only instead of killing strangers in exchange for supernatural good fortune, the characters here need to . . . well, you know. Two liberal straight guys, played by Blim and Jon Matteson, get a visit from a mysterious guest out to prove that "everyone has a price" (though for some in the audience, we're told, it's much lower than for others). What starts out as a fairly benign gay-panic joke evolves into remarkably straight-faced Annoyance-level absurdity as the bros grapple with hyperbolic sexual identity crises. Both Blim's tunes and the vocal abilities of the cast are hit-and-miss, but Eric Schinzer's wry Frank Langella send-up had me giggling in the back of the house just about every second he's onstage. —Dan Jakes

Price: $20, $15 students


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