God’s Ear

Rated 3.0

God's Ear is an edgy, nonconforming drama that gives voice to the pain and agony of parents after the a tragic death of their young son leaves them bereaved and confused on how to deal with their emotions—both as parents and as a couple. The play is both fascinating and frustrating. Playwright Jenny Schwartz eloquently and cleverly drops the curtain on inner pain, but also adds elements that are needless and distracting, such as bringing the Tooth Fairy and G.I. Joe to life, or inserting quirky songs. F, Sa, 8pm. Through 5/30. $15-$20. Resurrection Theatre at California Stage, 2509 R St.; (916) 223-9568, www.resurrectiontheatre.com. P.R.