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Evan Hanover

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 7 2017
Price: $20
thenewcolony.org
What if your congressional representative was literally an agent of Satan? Would it surprise anyone at this point? Such is the premise of the New Colony's world-premiere production of Connor McNamara's political comedy/thriller. The set, split between the devil-worshipping senator's country home and the Washington office of his Bible-thumping rival, is presided over by a sinister portrait of Teddy Roosevelt. This parody of our political system sadly doesn't seem very farfetched, and the dark humor is bolstered by the cast's not playing it for laughs. One wishes the play would pause once in a while to take a breath, but it's hard to argue with much of what it's saying. Kristina Valada-Viers directs. —Dmitry Samarov

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