With the recent retiring of NASA’s shuttles, space exploration in the United States seems to be on hold. Officially, anyway. Yet the Off-Broadway consortium Banana Bag & Bodice (brutal, stylish, wry) launches a new low-budget interstellar adventure in its latest performance piece, Space//Space, in which sibling and sexual rivalry occurs in close quarters. Having previously explored medieval monsters, futuristic sewers, and hallucinatory punk rock, playwright Jason Craig offers a tale of two brothers inserted Laika-like inside a small rocket. And then one of them transforms into a sister. Craig, Jessica Jelliffe, and Peter Blomquist star as the gender-ambiguous astronauts, and Dave Malloy supplies the soundtrack in Mallory Catlett’s production.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: June 8. Continues through July 1, 2012