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Other Letters The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Mondays, Sundays. Continues through Feb. 29 2016

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters inspired this epistolary romance by Bryan Renaud and Carin Silkaitis. Like its source material, the play uses back-and-forth correspondence to chart a couple’s decades-long entanglement, from childhood to middle age. But here both of the letter writers are of the same sex, introducing fresh societal obstacles into the characters’ record of longing and bad timing. The authors have written two versions of the script—one for two men and another for two women; they’re being presented by the Other Theatre Company in repertory and with different performers at each show. At the one I saw (which featured Alex Weisman and Will Allan seated at side-by-side tables and reading from scripts), the results were touching and tender. —Zac Thompson

Price: $20-$25

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