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Critics’ picks: Theater

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GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS This 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner represents the purest distillation of David Mamet’s trademark dialogue: those staccato exchanges, bursting with obscenities. Director Charles Towers sustains an atmosphere of high-stakes tension as Will LeBow and Todd Licea lead a skilled ensemble, playing bottom-feeding real-estate salesmen forced to compete to keep their jobs. Through May 19. Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell. 978-654-4678, www.mrt.org

AMADEUS (above) Jim Petosa’s robust production of Peter Shaffer’s tragicomedy about a scheming mediocrity, Antonio Salieri, who sets out to thwart a genius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Through May 26. New Repertory Theatre. At Charles Mosesian Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. 617-923-8487, www.newrep.org

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ON THE TOWN A production longer on wistful charm than effervescence, reflecting the innocence we associate with the 1940s but also flecked with traces of our contemporary ambivalence and our mistrust of happy endings. Through June 8. Lyric Stage Company. 617-585-5678, www.lyricstage.com

DON AUCOIN

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