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The Man Who Came to Dinner. Fat snob Sheridan Whiteside falls on ice outside a home in a small Ohio town, breaks his hip (or something), and stays, not just for dinner, but for a whole week, barking at the…
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Culture, Stage Dining Out

Dining Out

Stage critics are notorious louts. We say rude things; we don't dress up for opening night. Most of us make embarrassing dinner guests. But Alexander Woollcott -- the fat snob who covered theater for the New York World in the…
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Culture, Stage

"Uncle Dickie's Wicked Little Christmas"

The centerpiece of this three-play variety show on twisted Christmas themes is a longer one-act by Anthony Neilson called The Night Before Christmas. Neilson is a London and Edinburgh Fringe Fest playwright, and his comedy about a group of lowlifes…
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Culture, Stage

The Crumple Zone

"This hilarious gay comedy," reads the press blurb on The Crumple Zone, "concerns three gay roommates coming to crisis during one frantic Christmas weekend." Did anyone mention this was gay theater? The New Conservatory offers nothing new in Buddy Thomas'…
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