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Reviewed by George Basler The recipe for a good farce is a simple one: Put some outlandish characters in outlandish situations, and mix well. Pulling it off, though, is no simple task. Get any of the ingredients slightly wrong, and the soufflé crashes, and the pudding doesn’t set. Alan Ayckbourn’s 1979 farce, Taking Steps, which opened last weekend (Feb. 2-4) at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott, is a case in point. The production, presented by the Clocktower Theater Company, has its share of chuckles and laughs. But, despite a...
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Reviewed by George Basler Alan Ayckbourn is a busy guy. In his career, the British playwright has produced a remarkable 76 plays. Although it can't be proven, some have called him the most produced English playwright in history, other than William Shakespeare. One hopes, then, that It Could Be Any One Of Us, is one of his lesser efforts. (more…)...
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