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We Three Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 21 2014

"Harold Pinter-cum-Twin Peaks" reads one description of this play by Mary Hamilton. "Sam Shepard cum Twilight Zone" more accurately describes the work's fragmented dialogue and at times overly dripping suspense. A girl has gone missing in the woods. The inhabitants of her small town search for the girl's body while simultaneously hunting for meaning within their own lives. As Dustin, the too-quiet loner who was one of the last to see the girl, Adam Shalzi walks the right balance between compelling and creepy. As an actor, Shalzi's subtleties culminate in his face, a beaked thing that pitches forward, challenging everyone he points it at to a kind of emotional duel. Unfortunately, the play itself doesn't rise to the challenge—the ending is muddied and resorts to shallow spooks in lieu of deeper character digging. —Chloe Riley

Price: $20

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