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  • For its second production of the season, the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue has put “Dead Accounts” by Theresa Rebeck on the table — along with an outrageous assortment of foodstuffs. A tale filled with moral dilemmas that will have audiences debating long after they leave, the evening buzzes along quickly and smoothly, sort of like that “very special episode” of a well-loved sitcom, where something serious goes down even in the midst of the laughs.
  • Written by one of Great Britain’s foremost men of letters, J.B. Priestley, “An Inspector Calls” is the Hampton Theatre Company’s first production of its 31st season, and a good choice it is. Full of profundity and more twists than a Bimini knot, the play is a riveting revival of an all-time classic.
  • On May 3, 1960, “The Fantasticks” opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, where it continued to play for the next 42 years, earning it the heavyweight belt of off-Broadway musicals. This charming play can be seen now at the Southampton Cultural Center.
  • The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue finishes off its 30th season with “Hay Fever,” the Noel Coward comedy of English mores.
  • 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.

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