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Critics' Picks
2018-02-07

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All My Sons, Court Theatre, through March 18. When America's leaders are ethical and moral frauds, Arthur Miller's first great play ( about personal integrity and war profiteering ) is more pertinent than ever. The veteran cast is superb. JA

Hinter, Steep Theatre Company, through March 3. Calamity West's thriller recounts the events surrounding five murders on a remote rural farm in 1922, but then challenges us to determine the identity of the perpetrator ( revealing more about our fears in 2018 ). MSB

Spark, 20 Percent Theatre at the Flat Iron Arts Building, through Feb 24. They're a far cry from Chekhov's bored Prozorov sibs, but Caridad Svitch is not a writer to traffic in stereotypes and gradually we come to share in the Gilmord sisters' hope for escape from the poverty and squalor of the tobacco fields. MSB

Jitney, Congo Square Theatre at the Athenaeum Theatre, through Feb. 11. Director Cheryl Lynn Bruce helms a powerful rendition of August Wilson's 1970s-set tale of unlicensed cab drivers struggling to make a living in Pittsburgh's Hill neighborhood. CES

—By Abarbanel, Barnidge and Sullivan


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