Leave it to Tony Kushner to pack nearly every worry of modern life into a play that clocks in at just under four hours. The acclaimed playwright, who won two Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Angels in America, turns his attention to familial relationships in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, which makes its D.C.-area debut this weekend at Theater J. The play follows Gus and his three children after he announces plans to sell his Brooklyn brownstone and end his life. The kids (Pill, Empty, and Vic), in the process of dealing with their own personal dramas, respond predictably poorly. As the discussion turns from inheritance to politics and religion, old biases come out and the squabbles begin, as they do at many family gatherings. The goal is to keep viewers just uncomfortable enough to be captivated, with two intermissions to let them take a break from the action. The play runs Nov. 13 through Dec. 21 at Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. $20–$65. (202) 518-9400. theaterj.org.