Undermain Theatre's Really at Undermain Theatre
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In the affecting Dallas premiere of 'Really,' a 2016 off-off Broadway play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, we meet a nervous, talkative older woman (Laura Jorgensen) who goes to get her picture taken by a younger one (Kristen Lee), a photographer who can barely get any words out, while a man they both know, Calvin (Brandon J. Murphy), flits in and out of scenes. Words serve as the jumping-off point for performances that unleash waves of loss, longing, guilt and sudden, sardonic humor. Robert Winn’s detailed, loftlike set, with camera equipment, serves as a reminder of this play’s focus on the way we try to control the picture of what we see — asking people in our lives to take this or that pose, which can be painful when it’s unnatural to them.