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  • Taken by themselves, either act of “Clybourne Park” — the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning dramedy by Bruce Norris now at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue — would stand as a searing yet comedic paean to race relations. Taken together, the two acts masterfully blend into a social commentary on the advancement (or stagnation) of black and white amalgamation over half a century in a desirable Chicago suburb.

  • One of the all-time longest-running Broadway musicals, “A Chorus Line,” opened at the Center Stage in Southampton last week, and proved yet again that it is one singular sensation.

  • “Mom, It’s MY Wedding!” is the latest collaboration between Ilene Beckerman and Michael Disher at the Southampton Cultural Center, following last year’s “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking!” In a striking similarity to that show, new ideas are not at the forefront of this script.

  • The second production in the Hampton Theatre Company’s seasonal lineup proves to be as different as can be from the first. “Harvey” was a classic comedy, a tale of fuzzy humanity and warmth. “Time Stands Still,” another powerful work by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies, is a commentary on war, relationships, and the tragically intellectual.

  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee has bred generations of followers, and there’s good reason: For baby boomers and beyond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book was the first clear depiction of fighting for civil rights, in spite of the odds. It became an instant overnight sensation.

  • “Every other line is famous,” whispered an audience member in astonishment to her friend during a performance of the Round Table Theatre Company’s “Hamlet” at Guild Hall on Sunday.

  • The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue has chosen to open its 30th season with a laudable production of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Harvey,” by Mary Chase, directed by Diana Marbury.  

  • “Travesties” by Sir Tom Stoppard opened Saturday as the second production in Bay Street’s season of — as Scott Schwartz, the artistic director, puts it — “art and revolution.” If one were to Google the words “plays about art and revolution,” this provocative and brilliant offering by the Isaac Newton of theater would most likely be first, or at least in the top 10.

  •     All Charlie Baker wants is some peace and quiet — from his humdrum London desk job, his dying wife, and his own demons. But when Froggy LeSueur, an English military type still with the barest whiff of colonialism about him, brings the staid British bore on a three-day job 100 miles south of Atlanta, a mishmash of mushmouth and cultural clashes ensues, with jaw-hurting hilarity.

  •     Sunday’s matinee performance of “Sex: What She’s Really Thinking,” by Ilene Beckerman and Michael Disher, was packed, and an appreciative audience filled the Southampton Cultural Center with laughter throughout the show.

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