, making its regional premiere at Rec Room. Director Josh Morrison cherry-picked the perfect cast in Candice d’Meza, Gabriel Regojo, Jeremy Gee and Stephanie Wittels Wachs, and describes Holter’s language as phenomenal. “One of the friends disappeared under unknown circumstances. The idea is he had passed away, died, but there was no confirmation, no finding of his body. All of a sudden he pops back up.” Morrison is quick to point out that, in spite of its ethereal heaviness, it’s still a comedy, still a lot of fun. “The play is kind of about the millennial generation. Before we know it, they will be the ones running the country and kind of dictating the social and political atmosphere.” Expect a bit of nudity, some profanity, and plenty to think about on the way home.
8 p.m. Saturday. Also 8 p.m. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. October 19 through November 11. Rec Room, 100 Jackson. For information, call 713-344-1291 or visit recroomarts.org
. $15 to $35.
A new comedy by one of the country’s finest emerging playwrights and winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for drama. A year after his assumed death (and absence from social media), a millennial shows up in his former Chicago apartment alive, well, and ready to fix what went wrong with the people who have eulogized, memorialized, searched for, and mourned him. A miracle reunion turns into a catastrophic disaster as the past catches up with the present and old debts return, expecting payment in full. Join us for this razor-sharp, quick-witted, foul-mouthed, and dare we say, jaw-dropping 90 minute play that asks: "What does growing up mean...and is it even desired in this day and age?" Directed by Stages Associate Artistic Director, Josh Morrison. WARNING: NUDITY. PROFANITY. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
Your friend hasn’t tweeted, liked or updated his status in a year; that means he’s dead, right? Or so goes the plot of Ike Holter’s