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Hunter Gatherers at the Carrie Hamilton Theater

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I'm totally not gay! | Photo courtesy of Furious Theater

Tucked away in a cozy upper floor of the Pasadena Playhouse is the Carrie Hamilton Theater, a dark, unassuming, 99-seater that is regularly packed with patrons eager to see stage performers with a lot of heart. These performers are members of the Furious Theater Company, a successful nonprofit organization that was formed over seven years ago, whose plays have continued to not only entertain, but incite controversial question after controversial question with each passing season.

Their latest thought-provoker is aptly titled, Hunter Gatherers and is written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Damaso Rodriguez. At the core of the play lies a scary reality, where the line between civilized human behavior and animal savagery is blurred more frequently than we tend to notice. As the play opens, we follow two couples joining together for a yearly dinner party.