Eight Out

What has eight arms and likes to have anonymous sex with a roomful of guys?

The latest play at Stray Cat Theatre, of course--this one directed by the company’s artistic director, Ron May, and featuring lead performances by a couple of talented veteran actors.

Steve Yockey’s Octopus is a post-modern fable about a young gay couple whose one-night fling with another, older couple leads to the usual post-group-coital mess: jealousy, betrayal, raised voices. But because this is Yockey, it also involves a sea monster resurrected from the ocean floor. Fortunately for local theatergoers, the whole thing is brought to life by, among others, actors David Weiss and Ian Christiansen.
Sat., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 27, 2 p.m.; Thu., March 31, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 1, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 2, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 3, 2 p.m.; Thu., April 7, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 9, 8 p.m., 2011

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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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