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When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 18 2016

Playwright Beau O’Reilly’s latest offering is about three dysfunctional sisters struggling to make sense of their dysfunctional family in a dysfunctional world. Julia Williams plays the put-together one—though her calculated, logical interface with life may in its own way be a kind of insanity. Sister Tip (Vicki Walden) has no money and therefore can’t tip. Of the three it's sister Andi (Meredith Lyons) whose confusion is most clearly motivated—she has a baby boy named Charlie, whom she calls “Woof-Woof,” and the identity of his absentee father is a mystery. Nothing much happens in this Curious Theatre Branch production directed by Matt Reiger. Mainly, the sisters talk, and it’s nice to listen to them do so, though their conversation comes close to deranged blather at times. The eponymous Boppa is their father, or stepfather, or kind-of father. He never shows up. —Max Maller

Price: $12-$15 or pay what you can

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