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About this show

In Adam Rapp's Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled outcast Yul Carroll takes a job as an attack dummy in a woman's self-defense class and finds himself mysteriously drawn to Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her skills on him. Meanwhile, all's not well on the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with local children vanishing at an alarming rate, our hero, his lady friend, and a motley assortment of poets, butchers, and punk librarians prepare to battle the darkness on the edge of town.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 10min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Boston Center for the Arts, Boston