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And So It Goes

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from June 2-25
7:30 p.m.
June 5
7:30 p.m.
June 8
7:30 p.m.
June 13
7:30 p.m.
June 22
7:30 p.m.
$29-$34; $15 for those under 30
Theater
Under the oversight of artistic director Sara Marsh, Dark & Stormy Productions has earned widespread acclaim with pieces reflecting the complexities of our contemporary world. The group's latest, And So It Goes, is a darkly humorous drama following a long-married couple whose stable existence disintegrates under the economic duress of a lost job and the unrelenting stress of coping with their daughter's paranoid schizophrenia. They come to rely on an imagined therapist who takes the form of Kurt Vonnegut, deceased author of such satiric masterpieces as Slaughterhouse-Five (from which the work's title is derived). In finessing the theme, playwright George F. Walker balances the tension of everyday crises with an absurdist wit that serves as a poignant coping mechanism. The mix is delicate, but under the reliable direction of Benjamin McGovern and an exemplary cast consisting of Marsh, Sally Wingert, James Craven, and Robert Dorfman, And So It Goes should prove to be yet another example of Dark & Stormy's mastery at crafting socially relevant entertainment with a provocative edge.