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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 17 2012

The title role of August Strindberg's profoundly influential but seldom-produced play is one of the juiciest in Western drama, and actor Will Casey rises to the occasion in this Rendition Theatre staging. Casey plays an authoritarian military officer driven mad by the suspicion that he may not be his daughter's biological father—a suspicion deliberately planted by his cunning wife in her effort to gain control over the child's upbringing. Directed by Tim Curtis, the show is performed in an intimate gallery setting. There's not much in the way of lighting, and the sight lines are problematic, but Casey's volcanic performance transcends those limitations. —Albert Williams

Price: $15-$20

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