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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Imagining a joust between literary giants

PITTSFIELD — Playwright Mark St. Germain has a proven flair for dramatizing fictional scenarios suggested by actual historical events. But each project is born in risk.

For his latest historical mashup, “Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah,” he’s imagined a final, tempestuous meeting between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, literary icons who famously saw their glamorous friendship devolve into nasty rivalry.

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