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Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Theater

THIS IS OUR YOUTH It’s almost as if a question mark should be appended to the title. 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, sometimes funny, often 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, the show (above) is a spectacle that imaginatively and elegantly fuses highly stylized equestrian arts with Cirque-style atmospherics, acrobatics, and aerial stunts. Through Sept. 12. Cavalia. Assembly Square, Somerville. 866-999-8111, www.cavalia.net

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