Drama as therapy, stylish theatrical fluff, sincere expression of love for our fair city—all are playwright-proclaimed possibilities here. A world premiere about San Francisco, The Edenites tells the stories of over-sexed trust fund babies, sci-fi geeks, bisexual socialites, famous writers, exes and new parents, and the world’s smartest roommate—stories that may sound alarmingly like your real life. (Depending on how many gay man dramas and debutantes your real life contains.)
A comedy that crosses Gossip Girl with a Chekhov play mixed with quick arm punches of reality, The Edenites is an experiment by playwright/director/No Nude Men founder Stuart Bousel. Chucking real life experiences on stage with a dose of fiction, Bousel takes a valiant stab at understanding his own life in a snarky but deeply-felt love letter to the city that's been his home for a decade.
June 2–25. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy Street. Tickets are $12–25 at brownpapertickets.com.