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Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Theater

THE ELEPHANT MAN A spare production, directed by Jim Petosa, that proves Bernard Pomerance’s drama still has the power to shake us. Tim Spears delivers a performance of skill, heart, and conviction in the title role. Through Sept. 29. New Repertory Theatre, Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown. 617-923-8487, www.newrep.org

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