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Theater & art

Stage Review

New Rep’s ‘Rancho Mirage’: There’s nothing to see here

WATERTOWN — Though they’re supposedly close friends, the three couples in Steven Dietz’s “Rancho Mirage’’ really get on one another’s nerves. And the play they’re in is likely to get on yours.

This exasperating new work, which manages to feel both overstuffed and hollow, is about suburban discontent and marital deceit and the dreams we abandon along the way to middle age and the illusions we hide behind once we get there (signaled by that portentous title).

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