Under Jeff Storer’s masterly direction, and in the hands of four of the Triangle’s most talented actors, The Receptionist turns on a pinhead from office comedy to national nightmare...Storer’s directorial style is well-suited to this script, the success of which requires that we perceive the stage world as contiguous with our own. With Storer, you get to the realm of symbols or metaphors or overarching concepts through the small stories of very recognizable humans. He doesn’t go in for loud or showy, or for the theatrical self-awareness that keeps you alert to the play as an artwork. Instead, his style is to filter through your skin and slip off your emotional armor before you know he’s there; and he is very good at it. The sudden turn toward darkness in this script is rather Hitchcockian, and Storer makes the most of it with the naturalism of his characters.