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Stage: The week’s other openings

<em>Vices: A Love Story; Crowns; Dark Play or Stories for Boys</em>

Boca Raton, Fla.
Vices: A Love Story

Caldwell Theatre Co., (561) 241-7432
Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman’s “edgy” new musical concerns a relationship “nearly undone by the myriad temptations of 21st-century life,” said The Miami Herald. A six-member cast lyrically probes “the couple’s desires, fears, and self-destructive behavior.”

Pasadena, Calif.
Crowns

Pasadena Playhouse, (626) 356-7529
Regina Taylor’s play “celebrates African-American women and their proud tradition of hats,” said the Los Angeles Times. Director Israel Hicks’ “assured” hand helps achieve a unique balance of “cultural studies, oral testimony, and evangelical preaching.”

Washington, D.C.
Dark Play or Stories for Boys

H Street Playhouse, (202) 544-0703
Carlos Murillo’s “corrosively entertaining” new play explores the dangers of online dalliances, said The Washington Post. A ­“dastardly digital masquerade” unexpectedly becomes a cautionary tale about “anonymous sex on the Web.”

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