Theater: The BEST OF 1982: Theater

Cats. Some adore it. Some deplore it. The lyrics of T.S. Eliot, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the spectacular stage effects of Director Trevor Nunn and Designer-Costumer John Napier have made Cats a conversation piece and a flaming megahit. The Dining Room. Clear-eyed, touching and buoyantly funny, A.R. Gurney Jr.'s drama compassionately graphs the decline of the Wasp, a breed apart.

Extremities. William Mastrosimone's menacing melodrama about rape brought a low-voltage year to a high-voltage end (see above).

Foxfire. Those who hew to goodness and revere the customs of their forebears are rarely met with on a New York stage. Here...

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