The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in their lifetime. But what if there was a limit to what you could say? Set in a plausible near future, LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS explores censorship, social justice, and an ever-present big brother government.

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Lindsey Hall, right, is Bernadette in Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s production of “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.” Monalisa Amidar plays the role of Oliver in the Sam Steiner play about a law that limits all citizens to 140 words a day.

Sundown Collaborative Theatre opens the play by Sam Steiner on April 5 at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.

In Steiner’s play, Oliver and Bernadette have very different reactions to a bill that will limit all citizens to 140 words a day. One chooses activism. The other chooses denial. When the bill becomes law, the two find themselves struggling to resolve their differences. The play follows their relationship in a nonchronological fashion, depicting Oliver and Bernadette as they navigate the intricacies of an intimate relationship in a world where they’re forced to say less.

Lillith Grey directs. Performances are 8 p.m. April 5-7 and April 12-14. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students. On Sundays, performers can bring the program of the most recent theatrical production and pay $8. For reservations, visit the Sundown website or send an email to box office@sundowntheatre.org.

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