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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 14 2015

Sailors find a young woman floating alone on an ice floe in the north Atlantic. When asked how she came to be there, she utters just one word: "Titanic." Could she have survived the sinking of the famously unsinkable ship? Well, some of the evidence points that way. Problem is, the wreck took place in 1912 and the rescue a full 80 years later, in 1992. Like all tales of the uncanny, this early one-act by Jeffrey Hatcher plays on cognitive dissonance. But sometimes it plays too hard. We not only have to deal with the central mystery but also with the notion—if anything, harder to believe—that our ice woman bypassed the usual health and social service agencies to end up in a secret facility run by an apparently wealthy nut with murky intentions. Despite some interesting moments, Hatcher's big fantasy gets tripped up on small realities. —Tony Adler

Price: $20


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