A review in D.C. Metro Theater Arts likened seeing “Follow No Strangers to the Fun Places” to “attending a graduate class for which you never got the reading list, but still have to take the exam.” Don’t worry, this is a good thing.
Written by Lola B. Pierson, the play itself is a meta look at the act of making and consuming plays, following two characters trying to create a piece of theater. “Through constant breaks, disruptions and disconnections,” a description of the play reads, “the show breaks down theatrical narrative; explores the relation of fiction to real life; and ultimately tries to answer the question of why anyone would want to make art in the first place.”
It sounds wonderfully Charlie Kaufman-esque. But if the grad school comparison holds, you may need a second viewing. Luckily for you, the “Follow No Strangers” runs through the next two weekends.
8:30 p.m., additional performances through May 19, St. Marks Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St., theacmecorporation.org, $9-$35.