Critics' Choice: Jan. 16, 1989

THEATER

PRAVDA. A stinging British satire of Murdochian media moguls more concerned with money than truth gets its U.S. premiere from the Guthrie troupe in Minneapolis.

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein revisits the rise and fall of principle among baby boomers, and star Joan Allen makes the stereotypes come touchingly alive, off-Broadway.

WE. Pulitzer prizewinner Charles Fuller (A Soldier's Play) launches an earnest, poignant cycle of five black history dramas, beginning with Sally and / Prince, in repertory off-Broadway.

PLATONOV. Rumanian director Liviu Ciulei blends farce and great sadness in Chekhov's early drama, at Harvard's American Repertory Theater.

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