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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 18 2015

It’s 1963 and some marines who are about to be shipped off to Vietnam decide to play a nasty game where they compete to find the ugliest date. But one of the jarheads, Eddie, finds an unexpected kindred spirit in Rose, the folksinging waitress he woos, and a tender, truncated romance develops. Based on a 1991 movie starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, this 2012 musical features a deeply compassionate book by Peter Duchan and a tuneful, aching score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Thanks to Peter Marston Sullivan’s clearheaded direction, Stephen Schellhardt’s boisterous choreography, and the sensitive performances of the cast, BoHo Theatre’s stirring production captures the exuberance of youth as well as its heart-piercing vulnerability to war, cruelty, and time. —Zac Thompson

Price: $20-$30

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