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Stage Review

Playing the fish market in ‘Windowmen’

Steven Barkhimer is a busy Boston actor and playwright, but back in the 1980s, fresh out of college, he worked at the rough-and-tumble Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan. Now he’s putting that colorful milieu on stage in “Windowmen,” playing through Nov. 24 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

Windowmen worked the cash windows at the market, taking fistfuls of bills in exchange for the swordfish and tuna moving off the trading floor at a furious pace. No surprise that some of that money got skimmed into their pockets, providing Barkhimer’s plot.

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