(Any excuse to post a picture of Joan. God I love her.)

Tonight at 8 pm, Coho Productions is offering a preview preview of the first show in their 2008/2009 season, The Receptionist, the West Coast premiere of Adam Bock's script about a receptionist with no idea what kind of company she really works for. Bock is no stranger to the underbelly of interoffice dynamics--his mean-spirited office comedy The Thugs ran to general acclaim at Portland Center Stage last year (read: everyone but me liked it. I thought it was, um, "pointless and halfhearted"). The show's got an excellent cast (Sharonlee McLean, Laura Faye Smith, Chris Murray, Gary Norman) and it's directed by Rose Riordan, who also helmed PCS' Drammy-winning production of The Thugs. Go see it, then come back and tell us how it is.

CoHo Productions at the CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh, 8 pm, FREE