Lady Grey is a theatrical snake charmer, mesmerizing the audience with deftly woven tales of lost love, how people hide from each other, and the trauma that can be inflicted by elementary school show-and-tell. Alternating between confiding in and cursing the audience, Lady Grey jumps lightly through mysterious/revealing narratives. Lady Grey (in ever lower light) is one of Will Eno’s three short plays making their local premiere at Cutting Ball.
Intermission is a super meta mirror, where the audience watches another audience as they wait for the second act to begin. Mr. Theatre Comes Home Different lives out the seven ages of man, with references that span theatrical history from Shakespeare to Stoppard.
Called “Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation” by The New York Times, playwright Will Eno won the Oppenheimer and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Eno inspects the world via well-understood forms like stand-up comedy and the 24-hour news cycle. His common denominator template peels away to reveal more profound, substantial issues that push the boundaries of theater in a funny and unexpected way.
Through April 10. Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor Street. Tickets are $15-$30 at 800-838-3006 or cuttingball.com.