Young Jean Lee’s Church is a peculiar play, a seemingly earnest run-through of an Evangelical service that’s always just a hair away from riding off the rails. Eight reverends take turns sharing stories that range from an over reliance on self-help books to a gushing fountain of chicken blood. The metaphors are insane but not unbelievable. The audience reactions ranged from nonstop laughter to looks of disgust and, in many cases, bewilderment. A friend who grew up in the South called it a pretty accurate depiction of “rock church,” a service aimed at young people.
Bonus: the sound at the new Wilbury space is a huge improvement over the Southside Cultural Center.