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click to enlarge Johnard Washington, David Weiss, and Echaka Agba

Johnard Washington, David Weiss, and Echaka Agba

Courtesy Broken Nose Theatre

When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 26 2017
Price: suggested donation $1-$40
Michael Perlman's brilliant 2015 dramedy is the sort of aural masterpiece that would feel at home in the lineup at LA Theatre Works' Radio Theatre series, which streams top-tier performances of language-driven theater. A group of thirtysomething friends gather, sans social media, in a vacation country house over the course of two weekends one year apart. Over whiskey and hits off a weed pen, Robert Altman-style conversations play out about privilege, growing pains, relationships, politics, and good ol' existential dread. Back in February, when Broken Nose Theatre and director Spenser Davis debuted the show's current iteration, I was too caught up in how astute and prescient it was to appreciate just how blisteringly funny it is. Though Perlman's script has the goods to be great over many productions, audiences would do well to see it now with Echaka Agba. —Dan Jakes



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