Daily Candy, November 7, 2003

You Excel. You Xerox. You PowerPoint. You've been interviewed, reviewed, and passed over. You e-mail incessantly all day, and you've shuffled enough paperwork to fill an airplane hangar.

You, friend, are in corporate hell. And, as Erma Bombeck once said, "If you can't make it better,you can laugh at it." If you've already exhausted the
Office Space DVD and discovered the hilarity of BBC America's The Office, might we suggest escaping the daily grind for a little theatrical catharsis? Resignation is Terry Everett Brown's hysterical solo show about climbing the corporate ladder...and jumping off.

Brown recounts his travails from the halls of the White House to the towers of Wall Street, playing each character along the way until he finds a way to get even. The hour-long performance, tucked away in the tiny but cool, off- the-beaten-path Actors Art Theatre, is followed by a festive wine and cupcake reception. It's such a good way to blow off office steam, you may never want to go back.

Consider it. Before you get another case of the Mondays. And don't you dare say you didn't get the memo.