Playwright Noah Haidle (Mr. Marmalade, Rag and Bone) debuts his new story at the South Coast Repertory—and after the egg hunts and chocolate-induced sugar rushes and subsequent meltdowns have subsided, perhaps you'd like to spend the rest of the holiday in the company of other theater-going adults. Smokefall is the time-warping tale of an unusual Midwestern family awaiting the birth of Violet's twin babies. Future, present and past all come together as these unique characters—one went silent when she decided there was nothing left to say; one only has brief and fleeting, though comical and sweet, memories of his past—prepare for two innocent souls to enter their world. Dubbed "magical and tragic, funny and fascinating," this world premiere is a refined and relaxed way to spend Easter—no marshmallow chickens in sight.
Sun., March 31, 7:30 p.m., 2013