The Midwest premiere of Obie Award-winning Adam Bock’s play offers up many references to the lakes of Minnesota, fly-fishing and casting—and a sinister undertone, like a dark stain coming up through the water to engulf us. It’s about how we compartmentalize, as with a fishing-gear box; it’s about how we set the boundaries of our lives and ignore what we don’t want to acknowledge. The actors are dead-on in their roles, though company member Caroline Neff as ditzy Lorraine does raise the volume a bit much sometimes for the small theater. Directed by Joanie Schultz, Steep artistic associate, it’s point-blank scary. (Inara Cedrin)
Steep Theatre, 1115 West Berwyn, (866)811-4111, steeptheatre.com. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm. Through May 19.