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Reviewed by George Basler The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players took a risk in staging To Kill a Mockingbird as the first production of their 2015-16 season. Not only is the original novel by Harper Lee one of the most familiar and beloved in American literature, but the subsequent movie, starring Gregory Peck, is near flawless. So Christopher Sergel’s straightforward, somewhat prosaic, stage adaptation is bound to come up short, and it does. That being said, the Ti-Ahwaga production, which opened this past weekend (Oct. 2-4), succeeds on its own terms. It’s...
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Reviewed by George Basler The Golden Pond in On Golden Pond is a lovely vacation spot, filled with memories, that Norman and Ethel Thayer have called their summer home for nearly 50 years. And lovely is also the word that describes Ernest Thompson’s play, which has become a staple for community theaters across the country. It’s a tender, if modest, effort that deals with the themes of old age, reconciliation and the ability of  decent, if flawed, characters to muddle through the journey we call life. The play’s...
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