Jan. 9—Jan. 27 $30–$35
Studio Theatre 2ndStage
1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
(202) 332-3300
In this blackest of comedies, Holly Twyford plays a stone-faced H.R. manager tasked with enforcing the personal clauses of an employee's contract. You see, Emma (Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan) may have done some flirting over dinner with Darren, one of her new colleagues. That tripped a flag for H.R., which is charged with ensuring workplace fairness; wouldn’t want anyone playing favorites, right? Emma shows enough spark early on that you half expect her to crack the Manager’s immaculate façade eventually, but that’s not where laywright Mike Bartlett is going. There’s literally nothing human about Twyford’s character—she’s as implacable at the finish as at the start. (TG)

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