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posted Friday, May 17, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 20x
Space oddities - Annex presents a mind-expanding program of short plays
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Space oddities - Annex presents a mind-expanding program of short plays

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

STAR CROSSED (AND OTHER TALES FROM A DEVIOUS UNIVERSE)
ANNEX THEATRE
Through May 22


Occasionally, Annex Theatre has special theatrical presentations that are staged for several weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They are not necessarily much different from what might be called Annex's "main stage" productions, though often they're a bit less technically developed.

Star Crossed (and Other Tales From a Devious Universe) is playing on the same set that hosts Team of Heroes, so this evening of short plays all written by Scotto Moore and linked by his imagination, doesn't boast its own set designer. However, the unique and inventive props augment the science-fiction future that is Moore's trademark content.

The evening contains a larger play that is broken into four parts, bracketing other short stories that don't connect. Star Crossed tells the tale of a love affair beginning when a woman returns to her fiancé and wants to come clean before they get married: she's actually a clone and the "real" woman had to leave on a deep-space voyage and will never return. LaChrista Borgers and Erin Ison do a great job of portraying a realistically mind-boggled couple, confronting a major obstacle to their relationship. The fact that theirs happens to be a Lesbian relationship makes zero ripple across the face of the play.

Moore's creative mind is on full display here and the short form is a way to get some quick hits of fun and inspiring ideas. A few of the shorts started their lives created in the 14/48 Festival format where Moore had to create a short play overnight after being given the number of men and women required to write for and a theme pulled randomly for the evening.

Sending a Message has Daniel Christensen obsessed with his hatred of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." He's got an early prototype time machine and a plan to go back in time to alter history in a way that wipes out the song's success. Perhaps that isn't the best solution, though.

Leaving the Nest features a normal family of demons, including the daughter who wants to date an angel. Katie Driscoll's pouting is a huge source of fun.

That Doesn't Sound Right at All has Christensen as Elvis, who has found a way to come back to Earth for 15 minutes. He thinks he's tracked down Priscilla, but it's the wrong P. Presley!

Coming to a Conclusion has Melissa Fenwick purchasing an orgasm machine, even though the online reviews warn of its addictive nature and what that probable addiction will do to your life. It's a hoot to watch five people have simultaneous orgasms onstage.

An ensemble of quick-change actors hops around the pieces, which adds to the enjoyment as you experience a range of emotions and characterizations from each. At a cut-rate price of $10 ($5 for students and seniors), it's cheap but sophisticated fun. You have just two more days to see it (performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays only), so go right now to www.annextheatre.org or call (206) 728-0933.

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