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click to enlarge Bethany Hart and David Coupe

Bethany Hart and David Coupe

Cody Jolly

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 4 2017
Price: $15-$20
Craig Lucas’s 1990 meditation on love and mortality needs a cast of strong, subtle performers to reveal its deeper tones; otherwise it comes off as a sitcom about two quirky lovers who fall into the kookiest mess at their wedding when the bride switches souls with a strange old man. Sadly, director Derek Bertelsen fills his revival with a bunch of loud, laugh-hungry actors who rip the heart out of the play (but still fail to get laughs). Only Bethany Hart seems at home as the possessed bride—and her finesse makes everyone else in this Comrades production seem that much more cloddish. —Jack Helbig



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