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<em>Fata Morgana; Becky Shaw; T.I.C.: Trenchcoat in Common</em>
 

Los Angeles
Fata Morgana
Pacific Resident Theatre, (310) 822-8392
Hungarian playwright Ernest Vajda’s “tempestuous-young-man-meets-older-woman” tale is a “forgotten gem of a romantic comedy,” said the LA Weekly. Director Marilyn Fox’s marvelously cast production features “deft and multidimensional” performances from Ursula Brooks and Michael Hanson.

New York
Becky Shaw
Second Stage, (212) 246-4422
“Theatergoers starved for a dramatic conflagration or two” can gorge themselves on Gina Gionfriddo’s rambunctious play, said the Associated Press. Her angst-ridden 30-somethings speak with “rat-tat-tat ferocity” about their loves and careers. It adds up to a “theatrically volatile” and wildly funny evening.

San Francisco
T.I.C.: Trenchcoat in Common
Magic Theatre, (800) 838-3006
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play combines “Nancy Drew adventure with no-holds barred social satire,” said the San Francisco Chronicle.
A teenage girl blogs about her new neighbors, unaware of the real consequences of her actions. Hitchcock-inspired humorous suspense ensues.

 

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