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The Passage's Edge The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Sun., May 16, Sun., May 23, Sun., May 30, Sat., June 5, Sun., June 13, Sat., June 19, Sun., June 27 and Fri., July 2 2010

Of his one-man show Benjamin Pardo says, "You won't have to mortgage both houses to see real art!" His play of poems, all on the theme of "currents that we flow through," includes work by Dickinson, Keats, Housman, Shakespeare, and Coleridge. It's an ambitious effort, but Pardo's dense material overshadows his somewhat lackluster performance and staging. As he closed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Coleridge's lyrical epic, with "A sadder and a wiser man, he rose the morrow morn," I didn't sense a transformation or feel the mariner's resignation to his fate. Lovers of classic poetry can expect to be entertained. The rest of us have to settle for wishing we felt more inspired. --Marissa Oberlander

Price: $10

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