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Marion, the ruthless real estate developer at the center of Caryl Churchill's 1972 dark comedy, starts out wanting to buy the building where Lisa and Alec live with their children and Alec's senile mother; by the end of the play, Marion has decided to take possession of the couple's newborn baby too. Granted, it's not the subtlest critique of capitalistic rapaciousness ever written. But the script's tart, cracked sense of humor proves awfully enjoyable in Jeffry Stanton's exuberant and savage production for Interrobang Theatre Project. Thanks to Joe Schermoly's grubby revolving set, the greedy, grasping characters call to mind nasty children on a rusty carousel. The cast members clearly relish the ride, especially Brynne Barnard, whose Marion is like Genghis Khan with a realtor's license. —Zac Thompson



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