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click to enlarge Tom Dacey Carr and Dani Tucker

Tom Dacey Carr and Dani Tucker

AUSTIN D. OIE

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 26 2017
Price: $40, $35 students and seniors
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An adaptation of the Dostoevsky short story variously translated as "A Gentle Creature," "The Gentle Woman," and "The Meek One," Gentle, the latest from TUTA Theatre (the acronym stands for "The Utopian Theatre Asylum"), is an examination of hurt male pride. It concerns a washed-up pawnbroker (Tom Dacey Carr) who, sensing himself a victim in life's grand scheme, marries a desperate girl with few other options (Dani Tucker). Adapter-director Zeljko Djukic's version is emotionally canny, with an especially effective performance by Tucker, who can say more with a trembling eyebrow than the depraved pawnbroker ever manages to convey in incessant monologues. Continue reading >>

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