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When: Sundays. Continues through April 8 2018

This production, directed by Parker Callahan, has an amiable improvised looseness about it even though it's scripted; and like seasoned improvisers, the cast is adept at creating a rapport with the audience. But that looseness also blunts the satiric message that corporations like Amazon are intent on using their high-tech tools to turn us all into zombie-consumers. Still, the show is consistently entertaining, and the choreography is particularly on point, as is the killer parody of computer games. Ashley Leisten and John Timmers manage to be both hilarious and compelling as the play’s oddball protagonists. And Lydia House kills as a goofy mail carrier. —Jack Helbig

Price: $12, $10 students


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