Theater: Best of '87: Theater

HUNTING COCKROACHES A vibrant farce by Polish Emigre Janusz Glowacki evoking the plight of refugee intellectuals: an actress who cannot overcome her glottal-stop accent and her novelist husband who looks for his lost sense of context and insight by puzzling over the rectilinear shapes of Western states on his map.

INTO THE WOODS Stephen Sondheim's best musical yet, gorgeous to look at and haunting to hear. A fractured fairy tale bringing into the same forest Cinderella, Rapunzel and the like and asking what comes after happily-ever- after.

JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE At the Yale Rep and on tour, a shimmering,...

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