What's the proper response to a production that hits every pitch out of the park? A dash through Shoreline Village with M-80s and a megaphone might elicit a response from Homeland Security.
Brandon Cutts's adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, which mitigates the domestic challenges of war with humorous expediency, offers a welcome respite from bad news on the war front.
Timothy McNeil's "Supernova," given its world premiere at the Elephant Theatre Company, elicited one humdinger of a wow.
R.J. Colleary's "Cannibals" admirably turns the agony of trying to make it as an actor into an ecstatic, funny-in-spite-of-the stakes story of four women on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Play selection for Playhouse's Mainstage Theatre is like that cardigan that the grandkids make fun of. Though it's comfortable, warm, and otherwise familiar, you don't notice the holes in the elbows, or the stains on the collar. But your friends do.