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click to enlarge Brian McKnight, Annie Prichard, Chris Daley and Saraí Rodriguez in American Hero

Brian McKnight, Annie Prichard, Chris Daley and Saraí Rodriguez in American Hero

Ian McLaren

When: Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 3 2017
Price: $10-$20
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Bess Wohl came up with a delicious premise for her 2014 comedy: abandoned by their bosses almost as soon as they're hired, three bewildered would-be "sandwich artists" go rogue, banding together to keep their submarine franchise open. The result might've been anything from a blue-collar farce or a corporate satire to a kind of fast-food version of Sartre's No Exit. But while Wohl has the wit to keep things amusing in the short run, she never gives us a good reason to think the trio are anything but stupid for holding on. Lacking internal logic, unlikely developments come across as off-putting rather than exhilarating. Although Cody Estle's staging for First Floor Theater doesn't supply what's missing, it does offer one consolation: Saraí Rodriguez's droll performance as sleepy, surprising sub-maker Sheri. —Tony Adler

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