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Critical Mass Performance Group present writer/director Nancy Keystone's reworking of Euripides' play about man's fear of his/her own mortality and the lengths one can go to try and prevent what cannot be prevented.

From the Boston Court website:

Nancy Keystone's Alcestis is a visceral exploration of the life-and-death struggle of a woman who volunteers to die to save her husband's life, and the deals people make with the gods to avert the death decree. Hilarious, heartbreaking, highly stylized and physical as only Keystone and Critical Mass can be, this piece freshly investigates the nature of sacrifice, death, and the overpowering will to live.

Through July 28. Check the website for performance times and dates, as some performances hold special talk-backs with cast and crew. Sundays include matinee performances at 2 p.m.