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Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleepaway camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through Dec.…
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Our Town

Thornton Wilder's folksy play about Grovers Corners (actually Peterborough), N.H., has a dark undertow of protest that makes it relevant in wartime: At least one of the town boys will die in the First World War. But the play isn't…
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Everything Except Shakespeare

Shakespeare festivals don't always do Shakespeare; maybe they never have. Folded in with summer Tempests and post-structuralist Othellos you find an odd Molière or a silly musical (Enter the Guardsman at Ashland! I mean, come on) that some director finds…
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The Jammer's the Thing

To properly critique the latest performance by the American Roller Derby League -- that is, to review it with the intellectual rigor professional theater demands -- one must consult the New York Times, which in 1956 stole (and mangled) a…
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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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