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click to enlarge Michael Kurowski and Robert Howard in Four

Michael Kurowski and Robert Howard in Four

Joel Maisonet

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 28 2015
Price: $5-$20
As spare as its title, Christopher Shinn's 90-minute play gives us four souls doing their befuddled best to liberate themselves on Independence Day, 1996. Joe is a university professor from Hartford, Connecticut, taking advantage of a trip to Boston to hook up with June, a 16-year-old gay virgin he met online. Back home in Hartford, Joe's teenage daughter, Abigayle, slips away from her bedridden mom to hook up with her wannabe boyfriend, a basketball-playing wigger named Dexter. Sex is had, after a fashion, but the couples spend most of their time engaged in pained conversation, backing ever so reluctantly into what they mean to say. There may be a delicate Chekhovian comedy in there somewhere. But by confusing quiet desperation with solemn stasis, this Jackalope Theatre production never finds it. —Tony Adler


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