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Culture, Stage All in the Family

All in the Family

Georges Feydeau, like Oscar Wilde, anticipated low commercial sitcoms with witty farces that gave la belle époque some of its tawdry glitter. Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest are turn-of-the-century masterpieces, but they're…
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Spinning Into Butter

Local audiences are bound to be offended by Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter -- and if they're not, they're missing the point. An exploration of racism at its volcanic core, Gilman's inflammatory play pulls no punches when it comes to…
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Goodbye, Dolly

What's in a title? Consider the assortment of monikers associated with Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, now playing at American Conservatory Theater in repertory with The Cherry Orchard: The source for Wilder's work was an 1835 English play titled A Day…
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