The Wilbury Group presents Lungs, by Duncan Macmillan
These are anxious times, and the couple (W and M) in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs embody some of the anxieties at the core of these times. It just garnered a Best New Play nomination for the Theatre Awards UK (kinda-sorta like the Tony Awards). So let’s go to the UK’s Guardian for a description: “Lungs [is] a two-hander set in the near future about a couple negotiating sexual politics and climate change as they contemplate having a baby . . . Macmillan’s script — all nervy half lines and brittle fragments — is astonishingly assured in the way it captures the uncertainty and neuroticism of a pair who seek reassurance that they are ‘good people.’ ” The Wilbury Group is staging Lungs, directed by the Gamm’s Steve Kidd and featuring Jed Hancock-Brainerd and Rachel Dulude, at the Butcher Block Mill Building, 25 Eagle St, Providence; previews are October 12-14, press night is on the 15th, and it continues October 18-20 and 25-27; all shows are at 7:30 pm | $20, $15 students + seniors (pay-what-you-can on the 14th) | thewilburygroup.com
The synopsis: "A young couple weigh the pros and cons of having a child, turning a seemingly simple premise into a hilarious and touching examination of the state of the world today"