Jack Goes Boating

Rated 4.0

Jack is a good-hearted, slovenly, likeable loser. He’s employed, barely, as a limo driver (actually a high-class cabbie) in New York, driving the wealthy to destinations he would never go to on his own, like the airport. But love has motivating powers, particularly in an oddball romantic comedy. Jack’s fallen for Connie (single, available), and Connie wants a rowboat ride on a lake. Jack, afraid of deep water, takes swimming lessons. Truth is, hapless Jack, with little experience in the ways of love, is growing into manhood, and it’s an appealing transition. This comedy details the ups and downs of lower-middle-class folks in everyday life, with good performances by B Street regulars Peter Story, Dana Brooke, John Lamb and Tara Sissom.
B Street Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. 2711 B Street, (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatare.org. Through September 7.