The Receptionist

Find out what happens when good people agree to do bad things in Adam Bock’s The Receptionist. Making its regional premiere, the play follows Beverly, a seemingly ordinary office worker who spends her days answering the phone, gossiping with co-workers and trying to find new ways to look busy while she’s waiting for quitting time. But as the play begins, we see that today is going to be no normal day. A rep from the Central Office arrives, all smiles and slick manners. As the story unfolds, the audience slowly becomes aware of the true nature of the company’s business (hint: It’s evil) and the true purpose of the Central Office rep’s visit (hint No. 2: It’s evil). Today’s opening-night performance starts at 8 p.m. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 5 p.m. Sunday, December 7. Through December 13. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo Street. For information, call 713-868-7516 or visit www.theater-labhouston.com. $20 to $25.
Wed., Nov. 12, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 12. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008
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