Critics' Choice: Aug. 14, 1989

THEATER

MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: DRESS CASUAL. The edgy, high-energy star of stage (Evita) and film (Yentl) thrills Broadway with a brilliantly idiosyncratic styling of ballad and show tunes.

THE ROAD TO MECCA. South African Athol Fugard directs and stars in his masterly drama of the artist as outsider, at Washington's Kennedy Center.

HENRY IV, PART II. The darkest and most brooding of the Bard's histories is richly illuminated by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland.

SHOWING OFF. What ever happened to the witty little revue? It's thriving off- Broadway in this four-person jape at assorted cultural pretenses, including odious sing-alongs,...

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