IN oRBit: NUT IN MY BACK YARD

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Today’s edition of  Red Bank oRBit takes it to Long Branch, a sister city where the backyards of suburbia are being recreated inside the forever-edgy confines of New Jersey Repertory Company.

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Evie’s Waltz is the latest “dark comedy” from the folks on Lower Broadway, and if it’s anything like the other “black comedies” and “comic dramas” we’ve thrilled to there, get ready to check all commonly held preconceptions of “funny” at the door — for this is NJ Rep, a place where killer gags that have ’em rolling in the aisles are often equipped with ample amounts of murder, mayhem and moral turpitude.

We review some of the most potent punch lines in the troupe’s history, and hear from director SuzAnne Barabas as to why this highly anticipated play premiere can be “fun” in its own alienated, sociopathic way.

Kindly set all cell phones to stun and unwrap candies now: it’s showtime over at the smart-set satellite site, Red Bank oRBit!