"With a Bang"

July 11, 2011

July 14-Aug. 14

Phoenix Theatre

End-of-the-world plays are all the rage, but playwright Pete McElligott has gone one—actually, two—better. He’s got a trilogy of shows, beginning with “With A Bang.” The Phoenix Theatre, rarely averse to risky moves, plans to stage all three, one a season.

This one, a Midwest premiere, concerns a woman visited by an angel telling her she must write a book in a few hours before the world ends. And just as a heads-up, I feel it only right to inform you that gallons of stage blood will be used for every performance. Details here.