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Theater & art

Stage Review

‘Other Place’ offers mystery concealed by maybes

CAMBRIDGE — “Yes I’m perfectly fine, I think it’s brain cancer.” That line from Sharr White’s 2011 play, “The Other Place,” could just stop you in your tracks, and it’s not the only one. After a while, you might wonder why the usher failed to equip you with a rewind button, or at least one labeled stop, when she showed you to your seat. “The Other Place” keeps jumping from one place to another, and from one story to another, and you can’t believe everything you see and hear.

Eventually, White takes you to “the other place” (it’s on Cape Cod) and lets you get your bearings, which is almost too bad, since disorientation is replaced by sentiment. And the otherwise fine 90-minute (with no intermission) production from the Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater that’s now up at Central Square Theater doesn’t maintain the suspense as long as it might.

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