Th, F, Sa 8pm. Through 3/26. $12-$22. Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 960-3036;
Rated 4.0

Young expats Zack and Abby seem to have created an ideal life—they’re a newly married young couple living in an old apartment in Paris. But from the opening scene of this play, when Abby returns home unexpectedly and finds Zack enjoying sketchy websites, you know there’s more beneath their carefully constructed surface. Directors Jouni Kirjola and Jamie Kale skillfully steer a solid four-person cast: Zachary Scovel as Zack, the patient husband to an emotionally fragile wife; Nina Dramer as Abby, the needy-and-naive spouse; and Vernon Lewis and Sarina Krastev as the Parisian landlords who are dragged into the slowly escalating drama of the American couple. P.R.