Theater: Laughing in the Dark

Stop, You're Killing Me is an apt title for a bloodstained package of three one-act plays by James Leo Herlihy, presented by the Theater Company of Boston. The title's aptness lies not only in its suggestion of homicide, but humor—each of the three is laughing on the outside while dying on the inside.

The first is a monologue in which a funky voiced blonde bitch called Gloria (Sasha von Scherler), tells about the delicious party she just gave—serving up her guests in bite-sized morsels. People exist for Gloria to hold up and put down, and she delightedly pounces on a waifish little...

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