The K of D, an Urban Legend

What is it about a summer campfire that makes it feel perfect for a ghost story? If you’d like to see, check out The K of D, a solo play starring Renata Friedman and directed by rising star Braden Abraham, best known for another one-woman show, My Name is Rachel Corrie, at the Rep last season. Switching among 12 different characters, Friedman tells the story of a group of young people in rural Ohio who witness a death. As a result, one girl finds herself the recipient of a very odd gift. Soon all the kids start to notice that things have gotten much, much creepier—and when you’re talking small-town Ohio, that’s likely to be very creepy indeed. Laura Schellhardt’s play explores this “urban legend” with a combination of humor and eeriness, and has already won critical praise at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it premiered last year. But this oddly affecting script is Seattle-grown, having won ACT’s 2006 New Play Award, so it’s nice to welcome it back—particularly when we’re looking for a good chill on a hot summer night. JOHN LONGENBAUGH Balagan Theater, 1117 E. Pike St, 718-3245, www.thekofd.com. $12–$15. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., plus 4 p.m. Sun., July 27. Ends Aug. 9.

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 27, 4 p.m. Starts: July 17. Continues through Aug. 9, 2008

 
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