THE KILL-OR-DIES at the McCadden Place Theatre

Photo by Marjorie Salvaterra

Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

From lights up, playwright Meghan Brown’s drops her audience right into the swirling midst of her drama. 

A woman enters a chintzy living room, startling the other occupant asleep on the couch. The two women immediately launch into the kind of messy rapid-fire argument familiar to siblings or long-time friends. But are they sisters?

Part of Brown’s genius is to surrender bits of information gradually. You might not know what’s going on right away, but eventually you see the pieces fall into place. It’s best not to ask too many questions and just sit back and enjoy the thrill ride.

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Now running through December 13.