The Theater: A Story for a Sunday Evening (by

(by Paul Crabtree; produced by Trio Productions and Milo Thomas 1st) is a tiresome little showoff that won't even make use of a curtain. Purporting to be a rehearsal of a play in the early stages of production, it deliberately wallows in confusion, tries to thrive on disaster, and insists on being bosom friends with an audience that barely vouchsafes it a nod. Playwright-Director-Actor-Master of Ceremonies Crabtree takes potshots at latecomers while offering pointers on the play; the stage manager struggles with the prompt book while actors add inserts to injury; the lights...

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