Director/playwright Joseph Miller had an idea: A guy is so spooked by his own nature and family history that his capacity for love is ruined. The execution is rough and overwrought. Characters talk past each other, anger spikes out of nowhere and lots of shouting passes as acting. Ali Sondreal has the best luck as a young woman who becomes collateral damage when her boyfriend (Zakary Morton) descends into his private hell. Emily Wrolson drifts in as an enigmatic spirit and a cello accompaniment by Joshua Stallings is worthy. It needs more work and less pretension. (2:30 p.m. Sun., 8:30 p.m. Tue., 10 p.m. Wed., 4 p.m. Sat.; Rarig Xperimental.)

Graydon Royce