It’s a dark, dark play
Three Penny Theatre1723 25th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Two estranged brothers meet at a rehab facility, and it goes downhill emotionally from there. That’s the take-away from Neil Labute’s In a Dark Dark House, since the rapprochement between the brothers and whatever healing occurs for them comes at the expense of a teenaged girl. Labute is known for “men behaving badly” plays; this is, instead, men at their wounded worst. Brothers Terry (Dan Masden) and Drew (Ben Moroski) are well-matched, and Kelly Daniells is vulnerable and believable as 16-year-old Jennifer. Ably directed by Resurrection Theatre co-founder Alysha S. Krumm, with a fantastically dark and foreboding set designed by John Ewing. This intense drama deals with adult themes and is not appropriate for children or young teens.
In a Dark Dark House plays 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Resurrection Theatre at the Three Penny Theatre in the California Stage complex, 1723 25th Street; ; $12-$15; (916) 838-0618; www.resurrectiontheatre.com. Through July 23.