Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Hunter Gatherers is a black-as-tar comedy that pits civilized behavior against the animal within. Two couples, with enough dysfunction in their respective trendy closets to overwhelm even Dr. Phil, meet for their annual wedding anniversary dinner. That there's a live lamb bleating plaintively in a cardboard box in the living room ready to become the freshest meal imaginable is only the beginning of the dizzying downhill spiral of these "fab four" best friends. The journey includes all seven deadly sins, and a few more beyond that. "I've been craving flesh all day," confesses Wendy, smelling the roast lamb. That poor little lamb isn't the only thing one of the characters craves - or eats. 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through July 17. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-522-2723 or visit www.catastrophictheatre.com. All tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested price of $20.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 25. Continues through July 17, 2010