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Private Lives Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 3 2009

City Lit Theater's intimate revival of Noel Coward's hilarious 1930 comedy bristles with wry sophistication and screwball anarchy. Coward's three-act masterwork concerns a formerly married couple, Elyot and Amanda--both irreverent nonconformists--who bump into each other five years after their divorce and realize they're still mad for each other. Problem is, they're both honeymooning with their devoted, boring new mates. Under Terry McCabe's direction, Don Bender as Elyot and Cameron Feagin as Amanda deftly negotiate their characters' mercurial relationship--passionate, bitchy, tender, whimsical, violently enraged. And Maggie Kettering and George Seegebrecht are excellent as the hapless spouses. Runs in repertory with Harold Pinter's Old Times. --Albert Williams

Price: $18-$25


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