The Theater: Survival Test

THE DANCE OF DEATH by AUGUST STRINDBERG

Launching a new repertory company with Strindberg is a little like christening a ship with a bottle of cyanide. As if founding a repertory company these days were not enough of an act of courage! Just to increase the odds, the Massachusetts Center Repertory Company has chosen for its first production one of this most melancholy Swede's most dolorous plays, The Dance of Death.

Can the resilience of Colleen Dewhurst and the stoicism of Ben Gazzara cope with the killing pressure of acting out that marriage made in hell...

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