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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 25 2017

Shakespeare’s tragicomedy, though seldom performed, contains some of the greatest moments, and the second-most beautiful song, of the late romantic phase that culminated in The Tempest. Strawdog Theatre’s adaptation, directed by Robert Kauzlaric, sorts through the play’s dense web of cunning betrayals and mistaken identities with admirable precision. It's also inexplicably funny. As Cloten, Gage Wallace is an exquisite ham, but so is his character, a prancing prince bent both on honor he’ll never deserve and praises he’ll never receive. The death and resurrection of Imogen is a notorious crux for actors, but the scene is carried off with great success by Daniella Pereira. —Max Maller

Price: $30



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