House of Yes

Play proves there can be humor in incest, assassinations

Mentally trapped in the Camelot days of the Kennedys, the strange foursome that makes up the family at the center of Wendy MacLeod’s The House of Yes is having a hard day. First off, there’s a serious storm coming to the Virginia suburb where they’ve forged their bizarre reality. Then there’s that pesky fiancé who wants to come between the sister and brother, an incestuous set of twins who get a kick out of reenacting the Kennedy assassination. (It’s easy, since the sister is a dead ringer for Jackie O.) Things get interesting when the family meets an outsider during a hurricane on Thanksgiving. Wendy MacLeod’s The House of Yes says that, for all the weirdness, the story is actually “a dark comedy. It’s actually very funny. It’s very clever. It’s very witty. This family doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with themselves.” 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury. For information, call 713-467-4497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org. $20.
Fri., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 12, 8 p.m., 2009
 
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