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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 22 2012
Price: $30-$40
After losing a leg while serving in the Middle East, U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns to America but doesn't go home. Instead, she impulsively accepts an invitation to stay at Slab City, an off-the-grid community of weirdos and wounded souls located in the California desert. Playwright Julie Marie Myatt pulls off two difficult feats in this 2008 script: she depicts recovery from trauma without resorting to bromides and creates characters who are offbeat but not cloying. In Jessica Thebus's funny and moving production, Slab City is like the forest of Shakespeare's comedies—a semi-magical place where you can sort stuff out. Struggling to stay strong even as grief threatens to swallow her whole, Lily Mojekwu's Jenny is riveting. —Zac Thompson

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