The Raconteur Theatre Company is going out on a limb for their new show, a staging of Jacob M. Appel's strange comedy "Arborophilia."

The Raconteur Theatre Company is going out on a limb for their new show, a staging of Jacob M. Appel's strange comedy "Arborophilia."

The show centers around a judge, her two daughters and their unacceptable and unconventional love interests. Older daughter Lily (played by Mary-Aileen St. Cyr) is engaged to a Republican, and Laurel is in love with a poplar tree.

While the premise may seem too out there at first, Raconteur spokeswoman Jill Hartley said the production actually has relatable, universal appeal.

"While the overall premise of the show seems somewhat odd - I thought so when I first read the synopsis - what is great about this script is that it's a really smart comedy," she said. "It pokes at just about every tense aspect of life - love, politics, religion - and makes you laugh at the absurdity of it all."

Hartley added that the show contains an additional "wow factor" in director Danielle Mari's use of an aerial silk act throughout the show's second act.

Even with the show's circus element, Hartley said the show's characters are rather grounded.

"Much like life, each character is flawed, but they all have charm to them as well," she said. "I think the audience will be able to see themselves and the people they know in each of these characters."