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InterAct Theatre Co. gets back to intense political drama with Frances Ya Chu Cowhig's Lidless, about Guantanamo Bay interrogator Alice (Kittson O'Neill) who, 15 years later, has managed (with the help of Army-issued pharmaceuticals) to completely suppress all memories of her prior life — until a Pakistani Muslim (J. Paul Nicholas) tracks her down in her Minnesota flower shop. He demands part of her liver as compensation for the torture and disease he endured in the prison camp. The playwright describes Lidless, set in 2019 when Gitmo is now a Disneyland-like resort, as an "adult fairy tale" exploring our tendency toward national amnesia.
Through Feb. 13, $27-$32, InterAct Theatre Co., 2030 Sansom St., 215-568-8079, interacttheatre.org.