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Having failed to make it as an actor in New York, twentysomething Jack has moved back home to live with his parents in rural Tennessee. The family also includes Jack’s pregnant sister, her slow-witted husband, and an unseen brother who’s recently been deployed to Afghanistan. Although Jack sometimes looks down on these red-staters, playwright Ron Popp never does—in fact, he seems to like them so much that he can’t bring himself to give them any serious troubles (the soldier is briefly put in danger but only for a suspenseful act break). Consequently the dramatic stakes dwindle to almost nothing. Like the script, the performances in Elissa Newcorn’s staging for Project 891 Theatre Company are warm, upbeat, and well mannered to a fault. —Zac Thompson

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