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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

A too-faint ‘Distant Music’ at Stoneham Theatre

STONEHAM — From William Saroyan’s “The Time of Your Life’’ to Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,’’ from “Casablanca’’ to “Cheers,’’ writers have gotten plenty of traction over the years by gathering lost souls in a bar and letting them wax philosophical.

In James McLindon’s “Distant Music,’’ now at Stoneham Theatre under the direction of Weylin Symes, the setting is an Irish pub in Cambridge presided over by a garrulous bartender named Dev (Michael Ryan Buckley).

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