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Critics' Picks
2019-09-04

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All that He Was, Pride Films and Plays, through Sept. 8: This 1993 musical—newly revised by authors Cindy O'Connor and Larry Todd Cousineau—touchingly looks at the divided friends and family of a young man who has died from AIDS-related complications. SCM

All Quiet On the Western Front, Red Tape Theatre at the Greenhouse, through Sept. 14—The universality of war's hardships are vividly illustrated in Red Tape's panoramic multicultural portrayal of Erich Maria Remarque's World War I novel. MSB

( Non )Fiction, Right Brain Project at the Athenaeum, through Sept 14—Playwright Jillian Less' parable of romance undone by good intentions contains a warning for artists and those foolish enough to fall in love with them. MSB

The Band's Visit, Cadillac Palace, through Sept. 15—Critics' Picks rarely promotes shows not yet open, but this disarming, compassionate and entertaining musical must be seen despite its short run. It's truly intimate, so splurge on close-up seats. JA

—By Mary Shen Barnidge, Scott C. Morgan and Jonathan Abarbanel


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