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What happens when your life is flipped upside down in the matter of a few hours? Extinction is a great depiction of the answer to that very question. This 90 minute play is now showing at the Cherry Lane Theater in the New York’s West Village. The play stars James Roday (who can been seen on the show “Psych“) and Michael Weston (who has been in films such as “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Garden State“). The pair play best friends who haven’t seen each other in a long time and have reunited for a lost weekend. After doing copious amounts of cocaine, the truth comes out about their friendship and the skeletons in their closets. Though the story line is entirely different than the comparison I am about to make, “Extinction” reminded me of Edward Albee’s classic play “Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?” as lives can completely unravel in a matter of hours. The acting is superb and while the play has some serious subject matter, it’s peppered with comedic situations. The play runs until March 14, 2010, so get your tickets while you can. And slow down Len Bias!