Critics' Choice: Oct. 31, 1988

THEATER

RECKLESS. Writer Craig Lucas and director Norman Rene (Three Postcards) take a hilarious and moving off-Broadway journey through one woman's bad dream, fantasy or, maybe, truly terrible life.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH. John Steinbeck's inflamed novel of the 1930s Dust Bowl migration becomes a ruthlessly unsentimental play-with-music by Chicago's Steppenwolf troupe.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Mark Lamos, one of America's most innovative stagers of Shakespeare, emphasizes the psychological backdrop of the airy- fairy love tale at his Hartford Stage Company.

TELEVISION

THE VAN DYKE SHOW and ANNIE MCGUIRE (CBS, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. EDT). They first won our hearts as...

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