Well Adjusted

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  • Comedy
Photograph: Marty Moore
Well Adjusted

In Phil Horst's modern-day farce, twentysomething Ben shows up to movie night in (gasp!) sweatpants, only to discover that his friend has invited his judgmental ex-girlfriend to their shindig, not realizing that everyone hates her. Witty banter, fake relationships, trouser switching and comic madness ensue. Starring in his own show, Horst makes Ben a delightful whiner, and Marty Moore’s physical staging is efficient. But farce is hard to pull off these days, and at times, it seems as though the actors are in different plays; there is a disconnect, for example, between Sarah Elizabeth Edwards's realistic acting and Claire Chandler’s Lucille Ball–esque antics. (There's a time and place for both of those, but generally not together.) Though many of the scenes are solidly made, the production would benefit from a few, well, adjustments.—Amelia Bienstock

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