By Stanford Friedman

As Shakespeare famously calculated, “One man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”  But now, Will Eno has gone and changed the math in his witty new work, The Underlying Chris. Here, one part is played by many actors, eleven to be precise; male and female and racially diverse. And the ages number twelve, beginning at the cradle and ending at the grave. It’s a Chris across time, where time itself stands still.

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The Underlying Chris – By Will Eno and directed by Kenny Leon.

WITH: Denise Burse, Hannah Cabell, Michael Countryman, Nicholas Hutchinson, Lenne Klingaman, Lizbeth Mackay, Howard Overshown, Isabella Russo, Nidra Sous La Terre, Charles Turner and Luis Vega.

Scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.  Second Stage Theater at the Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd St., 212-541-4516, Through Sunday, December 15. Running time: 85 minutes.