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Ajax; Arsenic and Old Lace; What We’re Up Against

AjaxAmerican Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Mass.(617) 547-8300In an interesting twist, Colin Powell’s daughter Linda plays the wife of the tragic anti-hero in Sophocles’ wartime tragedy, said The Boston Globe. Like lead actor Brent Harris, she gives a “consistently compelling” performance, which is sadly all but undone by director Sarah Benson’s high-tech, gory staging.

Arsenic and Old LaceDallas Theater Center(214) 880-0202“Sometimes, but not often enough, an evening at the theater can be a transcendent experience,” said D Magazine. It happens here, thanks to a classic 1941 play, the presence of Broadway legends Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh as gleefully murderous sisters, and the “whimsical touches” of Scott Schwartz’s staging.

What We’re Up AgainstMagic Theatre, San Francisco(415) 441-8822The first act of Theresa Rebeck’s new play about workplace sexism “bristles with promise,” said the San Francisco Chronicle. A female architect is passing her designs off as the work of a male colleague, and Rebeck’s “terrific dialogue” throws sparks. Unfortunately, this toxic workplace is only that—not a microcosm of anything bigger.

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