'Never Not Once' unravels the past

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Melanie Cruz, Syndey Berk and Michael Polak in “Never Not Once.”


“Never Not Once”
Rubicon Theatre Company’s production of Carey Crim’s drama about families, their secrets and separations, through Feb. 23 at 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays (special College Coffeehouse Night on Feb. 20 with $20 price for students including pre-show mixer with pizza, wings and a complimentary beverage); 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. $29 to $59. Discounts for seniors 65 and over, students, teachers, Equity members and active military. Ticket service fee $5. The play contains strong language and sexual themes and is recommended for mature audiences. 805-667-1900,


By Rita Moran, Theater critic
In an era when countless people can’t resist checking their ancestry, it’s not surprising that playwright Carey Crim’s timely drama about a bright college student delves into the sometimes disturbing results.

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