It’s a dark, dark play

Seriously, dude, don’t call me “dude.”

Seriously, dude, don’t call me “dude.”

Three Penny Theatre

1723 25th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 451-5822

Rated 4.0

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; Through July 23.