Elliene McKay directs a creation of Max Reichlin, a well-done and novel sort of play-within-a-play which channels three curious vignettes of imagination and moral wonder from somewhere out in our dark future. We are the audience of a stage post-apocalyptic and our scrappy local theater troupe strives to keep the art alive, performing while pedaling the generators that keep the stage lights burning. A delivery boy survives dangerous clients by spinning tales fantastic and freeing stories trapped within their houses; Foxy Populi, an ultra-personality from the media-soaked past, moves from glamour to riches and fame until she finally crashes into the wall of the loveless cluttered world she inhabits; and an inquisitive girl is taken to the worlds last amusement park for her birthdayElectriCity, now lit by candles. But among the amazing rides and the carny freaks, she learns unexpected truths about her world and her place within it. NEIL CORCORAN 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends March 8.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 8. Continues through March 8, 2008