Wisemen

Move over, Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe. There's a new(ish) satirical law firm on the block, with a celebrity paternity case fit for Gawker or TMZ. In Wisemen, Mary Christmas has a bouncing baby boy, but her virginal husband Joseph is pretty sure it isn't his. ("The only hump he ever had was on his camel," says one skeptic.) Mary concurs, but instead of copping to copulation with any of the likely suspects—including gangsta E. Bunny, a neighbor, and maybe even Joseph's own shrink—she pins the pecker on God Himself. In response, since Mary insists she's the wronged party, Joseph hires the Wisemen Law Firm to find the child's real father. What ensues in this musical holiday revue is goofball humor, rap, klezmer, puns (some creaky, some smart), and rapid-fire dialogue. Created by David Bestock and composer Eli Rosenblatt, Wisemen has its roots in a holiday show at the Tractor in 2006; they expanded it for last season's debut at ACT; and now they've added some new joke and songs—even more sacrilegious, we hope. MARGARET FRIEDMAN

Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Dec. 22, 2012

 
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