A Number

<i>A Number</i>: Nurture.

A Number: Nurture.

Rated 4.0

This fascinating science-fiction drama explores the issues of human cloning and nature vs. nurture. Capital Stage takes Churchill’s challenging script and stirs in wonderfully creative production elements and strong acting that result in an intelligent, fascinating peek at what wrongs could be wrought when messing with nature. Churchill’s nuanced script has no punctuation, so it’s up to the director and cast to determine the rhythm and pacing of the vague verbal tennis matches, which can be frustrating at first. However, when placed in the skillful hands of director Stephanie Gularte and ace acting team of Gillen Morrison and Loren Taylor, the results are captivating.
Capital Stage, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $11-$26. Delta King Theatre, 1000 Front Street; (916) 995-5464; www.capstage.org. Through June 22.