Chopping on the Family Tree

If you weren’t an only child, then you surely understand the realities of relatives in family dynamics. As the middle child, I fell between the first child strictures and the spoils of being the baby, which means I was allowed to date, but not given a car to drive to meet the foolhardy boy. This, of course, means he was faced with the terrifying prospect of meeting my father. Those interactions were fodder worthy the wit of Woody Allen. In the trio of short plays, collectively titled Relatively Speaking, three of theater’s greatest wits tackle aspects of the family tree. Allen, Ethan Coen, and Elaine May’s work premiered together on Broadway in 2012 to rave reviews. See a local take on the plays at Pocket Sandwich Theatre (5400 Mockingbird Lane) at 8 p.m. Friday or another performance through June 21. Tickets are $18 and available by calling 214-821-1860. For more information visit
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: May 29. Continues through June 21, 2014
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