From it's witty beginning to an ending gone so horribly wrong, Boy Gets Girl is threatening because there is no place where our heroine makes a mistake, no place we can trace back to and say "She never should have done ...." The idea that terrible things can befall people for no reason and with no way to predict or avert them is the real terror here. And the ability of people to endure, survive, and rise above strikes at the very core of what makes us human.
Boy Gets Girl closes this week at Celebration Theater in Landsdowne. Showtimes are 8:00 Thursday-Saturday and 7:30 on Sunday.
I'm going back on Friday. Hope to see many of you there.
From 47th and Baltimore, drive 3 miles west on Baltimore to Landsdowne Ave, turn left, the 20th Century Club is .2 miles down on the right, #84. Their website is http://www.celebrationtheater.com/aboutus.html