The week’s other openings
<em>Fata Morgana; Becky Shaw; T.I.C.: Trenchcoat in Common</em>
Los Angeles Fata MorganaPacific Resident Theatre, (310) 822-8392Hungarian playwright Ernest Vajda’s “tempestuous-young-man-meets-older-woman” tale is a “forgotten gem of a romantic comedy,” said the LA Weekly. Director Marilyn Fox’s marvelously cast production features “deft and multidimensional” performances from Ursula Brooks and Michael Hanson.
New YorkBecky ShawSecond Stage, (212) 246-4422“Theatergoers starved for a dramatic conflagration or two” can gorge themselves on Gina Gionfriddo’s rambunctious play, said the Associated Press. Her angst-ridden 30-somethings speak with “rat-tat-tat ferocity” about their loves and careers. It adds up to a “theatrically volatile” and wildly funny evening.
San FranciscoT.I.C.: Trenchcoat in CommonMagic Theatre, (800) 838-3006Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play combines “Nancy Drew adventure with no-holds barred social satire,” said the San Francisco Chronicle.A teenage girl blogs about her new neighbors, unaware of the real consequences of her actions. Hitchcock-inspired humorous suspense ensues.