Theater and film vet Craig Lucas has been an actor and a director, but he’s mostly known for his plays and screenwriting — among his works are Prelude to a Kiss and the book for the fairly recent Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. Reckless began life as a stage play in 1983 and was filmed in 1995 — reviews were mixed — with Mia Farrow, Scott Glenn and Mary-Louise Parker. As he’s wont to do, Lucas attempts the merger of reality with absurdist fantasy: A woman’s seemingly perfect New England life turns chaotic at Christmastime, her husband having announced that he’s taken a contract out on her life. Our heroine is then rescued (somewhat) by a social worker who is married himself to a paraplegic deaf-mute. More character quirks and subplots are revealed, a cross-country odyssey ensues, and we eventually find ourselves in a homeless shelter run by one Sister Margaret, who harbors some dark secrets. Actors Bridge Ensemble, hot off its marvelous recent production of Vincent in Brixton, helps to shake up the summer doldrums with this black comedy, under the direction of Jessika Malone and starring Brooke Bryant, Andrea Ridge, David McGinnis, Ross Bolen, Evan Williams, Dave Shetler and Kathryn Crisp.