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Critics’ picks: Theater



A remount of David Cromer’s much-lauded production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize winning drama. Through Jan. 13. Huntington Theatre Company. At Roberts Studio Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-266-0800,


A white disc jockey falls in love with a black singer in the segregated Tennessee of the 1950s in this Tony Award-winning musical.

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Dec. 11-23. Colonial Theatre. 866-348-9738,


Shakespeare’s comedy about friendship, love, and the complications that ensue when one gets entangled with the other. Directed by Robert Walsh. Dec. 12-Jan. 6. Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Davis Square Theatre, Somerville. 866-811-4111,

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Marital infidelity is one of the oldest stories there is. The twist Harold Pinter adds in this 1978 drama, of course, is to use reverse chronology to delineate the unspooling of a seven-year affair. In Maria Aitken’s precisely detailed production, the backward-moving narrative casts a refracted, subtly illuminating light. Through Dec. 9. Huntington Theatre Company. At Boston University Theatre. 617-266-0800,


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