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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 7 2014

Most of the time getting drunk with your grandmother is a bad idea. But for playwright and director Jake L. Fruend, tipping a few led to loose lips and a story about a mysterious gay photographer his elder relation encountered as a young woman. That tipsy conversation led to a collaboration with playwright Liz Ellison and a talented cast, who have fleshed out this tale of a teenage girl, Diana, and her 50s-era friendship with her openly gay neighbor. The play smartly refuses to fall into stereotypes about love and sex back in those days, choosing to explore the characters' nuances and hidden wants instead. Beautiful projections from Paul Deziel provide an apt canvas for that exploration. Fruend and Cold Basement Dramatics give us a remarkable trueish drama—a testament to the act of creating art and all the joy and pain that follow. —Chloe Riley

Price: $15

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