After the tremendous success in December of The Receptionist — named one of City Pages' best shows of the year — Dark & Stormy Productions returns to the world of playwright Adam Bock with the regional premiere of The Drunken City. This play has quite a different tone than the darkness of The Receptionist. The new piece is a love story, though Dark & Stormy artistic director Sara Marsh promises that Bock's signature style is still present. The play centers on a trio of brides-to-be making a final crawl of freedom before marriage. It all starts to get a bit strange when one of them meets a handsome stranger. The company also visits another unusual setting. Last time out, it was a disused office in downtown Minneapolis. This time, it's the lab performing space at an apartment complex in St. Paul. The show features a talented collection of actors, including Tracey Maloney, Ben McGovern (who directed The Receptionist), Kris L. Nelson, Paul de Cordova, and Dark & Stormy founder Sara Marsh. Bill McCallum, who has performed in previous productions for the company and is the associate artistic director, directs.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m.; Mondays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 15. Continues through June 7, 2014