Romance is a bit more supernatural in Prelude to a Kiss, which the Good Theater puts up as their Valentine’s show from February 14-March 9. A young couple meets and falls in love, but things get weird when a mysterious strangers shows up at their wedding. OK, this one isn’t really dark or acrimonious, but it does involve some spooky wrangling of souls and genders.
Marriage is decidedly more stultifying for Hedda Gabler. A strong-willed aristocrat, she’s dying to be rid of her middle-class husband, and is less than thrilled at the prospect of a child on the way. Ibsen’s classic, originally met with scandal and outrage, plays at Mad Horse from April 3-20.
Finally, leave it to Edward Albee to give us marriage and the absurd. In his The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia?, successful architect Martin makes some waves in his perfect family when he falls deeply in love with a goat. Dark, biting satire of bourgeois mores, anyone? You’ll find it at the Players’ Ring, March 13-30, in a production by the Generic Theater.
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