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The first hour of meta-theater in A Man Writes A Play in which students build a set, will fascinate civilians and amuse veterans and serves as the delightful curtain raiser to the more traditional scripted second act, an engaging and intriguing world premiere written, produced, designed, directed and co-starring Antonio Amadeo in a feat reminiscent of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater productions on stage and in film.
On the surface, David Michael Sirois’ Off Center of Nowhere is what would result if the Neil Simon of the 1970s wrote a rollicking comedy about teen pregnancy, abortion and racism, laced with a lot of profanity. The Alliance Theatre Lab’s world premiere is sit-com funny until it intentionally slams the audience into a concrete wall that will leave most observers stunned. That’s when you realize Off Center is really about the limits of how far people can bend their moral for loved ones before breaking. How unconditional is unconditional love?