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click to enlarge Laura Sturm and Jim Weatherly

Laura Sturm and Jim Weatherly

Matthew Yee

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through July 8 2016
Price: $25
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Presented in repertory with Vladimir Zaytsev's Out of the Blue, this 1973 Neil Simon homage presents a handful of stories by Anton Chekhov with Simon's signature light comedy. Josh Anderson's production for Organic Theater Company capitalizes on Simon's levity while an ensemble of versatile performers brings authenticity to his richer characters, and over the course of nine vignettes, histrionic goofiness gives way to tender revelations and moments of Chekhovian insight. In "The Governess," Sara Copeland is precise and transfixing as a servant struggling to remain composed while getting screwed over by her bourgeois employer; Jim Heatherly is at once heartwarmingly and heartbreakingly pathetic throughout. —Dan Jakes

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