‘Before the World Ends’ @ Alley Theater

Dec. 29-Jan. 21

The Alley Theater @ The Pointe
1205 E. Washington St. • 713-6178
$18-$20; 7:30 p.m.

All right, it’s less than a year until we find out if the Mayans really foresaw the end of the world or if they just got bored with calendar making. Between Hollywood and plays like this one opening at the Alley Theater, I’m sure we’ll be totally prepared for every possible scenario, should we see the apocalypse later this year (or whenever). In Larry Larson and Levi Lee’s “Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With The Illuminati),” a comedy that premiered at the 1986 Humana Festival, we meet the Rev. Eddie as he prepares for his final sermon, “Life is Like a Basketball Game.” The play should answer questions we might have, like, “Are the Illuminati coming for us?” “Is life just a one-on-one basketball game with death?” “Is that bastard cheating?” “Will the Virgin Mary arrive in a flying saucer?” —Jane Mattingly

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