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Theater & art

Heart of ‘Glass’

Brian J. Smith portrays Jim, the high school crush who calls upon Laura (Celia Keenan-Bolger) in her family’s tenement.

That could be Tom ­Wingfield’s tribute to Laura, the sister he tries, in vain, to leave behind. Were Williams alive to see the new production by the American Repertory Theater, however, he might have turned to T. S. Eliot’s suggestion, in “Burnt Norton,” that “all time is eternally present.”

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