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STAGE REVIEW

New Repertory Theatre’s ‘Art’ is a portrait of friendship fraying

Ideas in ‘Art’ come through despite dialogue

WATERTOWN - French playwright Yasmina Reza has an undeniable gift for shrewd social observation. Would that she possessed a matching gift for dialogue.

As an admirable cast bickers its way through Reza’s “Art’’ at the New Repertory Theatre under the direction of Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, an unwelcome thought keeps crowding into the mind: This is not how real people talk.

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