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Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Theater

THIS IS OUR YOUTH Under the assured direction of Lewis D. Wheeler, with fine performances by Alex Pollock, Amanda Collins, and Jimi Stanton, this production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play adds up to a raw and unsettling portrait of young New Yorkers stuck in a dead end and uncertain how to get out. Through Aug. 25. Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester. 978-281-4433, www.gloucesterstage.com

ODYSSEO This one rides on horsepower all the way. The brainchild of Cirque du Soleil cofounder Normand Latourelle, it’s a transporting spectacle that imaginatively and elegantly fuses highly stylized equestrian arts with Cirque-style atmospherics, acrobatics, and aerial stunts. Through Sept. 1. Cavalia. At big top located at 201 Assembly Square Drive, Somerville. 866-999-8111, www.cavalia.net

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