04/13/2012 03:23 pm ET

‘You Better Sit Down,' By The Civilians, At Flea Theater

The Civilians, the enterprising troupe specializing in documentary theater drawn from interviews, takes its tape recorders back to the family living room in “You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce,” which opened Thursday night at the Flea Theater. The four performers in this modest but engaging collage of reminiscences portray their own parents — mostly their mothers — in conversations about their marriages, all past history, as the title makes clear.

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