by Kat Sandler (Tarragon). Genre-bending dark comedy thriller that brings a murder investigation face-to-face with the Baba Yaga witch fable. Previews from Sep 17, opens Sep 25 and runs to Oct 20, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $22-$70. MainSpace.
Playwright/director Kat Sandlers Yaga is a conventional, entertaining detective yarn in which a P.I. (Will Greenblatt) and a police detective (Claire Armstrong) investigate the disappearance of a podcaster. The play bears the hoary old advisory to beware the dreaded femme fatale, but the refreshing thing about this femme fatale is her age. We seldom see sexually active women over 40 on stage, and in her primary role as a 60-year-old doctor teaching in a small university town, the great Seana McKenna is intimidating and utterly seductive.
NNN (Jose Teodoro)
Location - Tarragon Theatre