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London Wall Recommended The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 14 2016

Originally staged in 1931, this rarely revived workplace comedy by John Van Druten centers on the typists at a London law office and the cocky young solicitor who thinks he’s God’s gift to them. In a refreshing break from the era’s norms, Van Druten not only sides with the women—who feel a lot of pressure to get hitched or die trying—but by the end he’s granted two of them their independence. Robin Witt’s crisp, period-perfect production for Griffin Theatre Company is filled with sparkling performances, including smart, tangy work from Vanessa Greenway as the conscience of the piece. She plays the typing pool’s senior member, whose age (35) and marital status (un-) is regarded by her peers as comparable to a leprosy diagnosis. —Zac Thompson

Price: $28-$36


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