Making her South Coast Repertory debut, playwright Molly Smith Metzler presents Elemeno Pea, the story of materialism, social classes and family bonds. Simone, the personal assistant to an Ad Exec's wife, invites sister Devon to visit her employer's luxurious waterfront estate. Though both women are from working-class Buffalo, Simone seems to have forgotten her roots in favor of the glamourous life. Can Devon bring her sister back down from the clouds? It's a world of infinity pools, trophy wives and designer paint colors—but below the surface, that's all for naught. Welcome to Orange County, Molly!
Jan. 27-Feb. 26, 8 p.m., 2012