Comic thunder

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 22, 2009

As all of these characters carry on, their debates, demonstrations, and disavowals about the Meaning of Life never front-load their quirky entertainment value. Lindsay-Abaire's big questions about enlightenment run along beneath plenty of mischief and scatology, and this cast's boing-y timing keeps us on our toes. On a stage laden with the fall of water, the Theater Project buoys a show that's both contemplative and gloriously raucous.

Megan Grumbling can be reached atmgrumbling@hotmail.com.

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