What we dread doesn't change much as the ages fly by, so this 16th-century morality play, which concerns a regular Joe accounting for himself before death, is as contemporary as, say, The Odd Couple
. Granted, it's the kind of Western Civ-type exercise in which sins have speaking parts and the characters have names like Goods and Discretion. But this Tymeworks production is directed by Philip blue owl Hooser, who gave us Loving Lucy
and The Women
and, in general, is such a force of nature that we can't believe Katie Horner doesn't track him on Doppler. Hooser promises gospel and pop music and says profits from the run will go to Operation Breakthrough, the area's largest day care for "at risk" youth. Somewhere beyond this sphere, Good Deeds is gloating. Through Sept. 23 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 31st St. and Broadway, 816-235-6222.