Theater: Midgets

COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN by Ed Graczyk

As the curtain goes up, the theme from Dimitri Tiomkin's score for the movie Giant fills the theater, grand, swelling, as spacious as Texas. The irony is quickly apparent: the several women and one man who spend their time in the five and ten in McCarthy, Texas, are spiritual midgets, made small by life and their own tediously limited ambitions. But there is a double irony, invisible perhaps to those onstage: Playwright Ed Graczyk and Director Robert Altaian can also be...

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