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Fast-paced ‘Priscilla’ has a quirky heart

Simon (Michael Caminiti) and Priscilla (Caroline L. Price) in “Priscilla Dreams the Answer.’’ Simon (Michael Caminiti) and Priscilla (Caroline L. Price) in “Priscilla Dreams the Answer.’’ (SARAH E. FARBO)
By Jeffrey Gantz
Globe Correspondent / December 14, 2011
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In Walt McGough’s new comedy “Priscilla Dreams the Answer,’’ two aliens drop in on our beleaguered heroine and offer her the chance to save life as we know it. Playing at the Factory Theatre, this fast-paced one-act is the inaugural production of Fresh Ink Theatre Company, and it shouldn’t be the last. “Dream’’ is the key word here. Priscilla’s dreary apartment is all too real - at least, what we see of it, a chintz-covered sofa draped in Kleenex and unwashed socks and a tired-looking blanket.

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PRISCILLA DREAMS THE ANSWER Play by Walt McGough

Directed by: Melanie Garber. Set, Andrea VanDenBroeke. Lights, Michael Clark Wonson. Costumes, Vivian Yee. Presented by Fresh Ink Theatre Company.

At: Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., through Dec. 17. Tickets: $16. 866-811-4111, www.freshinktheatre.com