You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

New Rep’s ‘Rancho Mirage’: There’s nothing to see here

WATERTOWN — Though they’re supposedly close friends, the three couples in Steven Dietz’s “Rancho Mirage’’ really get on one another’s nerves. And the play they’re in is likely to get on yours.

This exasperating new work, which manages to feel both overstuffed and hollow, is about suburban discontent and marital deceit and the dreams we abandon along the way to middle age and the illusions we hide behind once we get there (signaled by that portentous title).

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week