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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Stage Review

No peace on the home front in ‘Luther’

CHELSEA — In Ethan Lipton’s “Luther,’’ now at Apollinaire Theatre Company, cleverness vies with cliché. It ends up in a tie.

There’s an of-the-moment immediacy to Lipton’s grim satire, which aims to calibrate the toll war takes on the soldiers who fight it while dramatizing the sense of dislocation they can feel when returning to civilian life.

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