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Homecoming 1972 Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 23 2013

Beautiful acting and a strong sense of time and place flesh out Robert Koon's otherwise generic new one-act about an embittered Vietnam veteran's return to his Minnesota hometown. It's an election year; President Nixon is trying to wind down the war while still shoring up his conservative base. Director Kimberly Senior's cast includes Matt Holzfeind as unstable soldier Frank and Brett Schneider as his brother Joe, a state trooper, along with Joan Allen look-alike Greta Honold as Joe's wife, Julian Hester as a cocky college kid, and the remarkable Molly Glynn as a diner waitress swept into the conflicts. Glynn is only with the show through June 9, and her compassionate, finely nuanced performance shouldn't be missed. —Albert Williams

Price: $15-$32


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