The Thrust: Someone’s Pulling Our Leg With These Shows

Three comedies hit the right notes. The original musical ‘And So That Happened …’ and the farce ‘The Nerd’ close this weekend; the lightly risque ‘Skin Flick’ runs through the following week.  

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In ‘Riverwood’ at Langston Hughes, Lofty Ceilings and Lofty Dreams

A new play in and for Seattle looks at the networks and ambitions of those being pushed out. ‘Riverwood’ runs through 6/5 at Langston Hughes, then performs 6/17-26 at Seattle Public Theater.

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Old-Soul Boys and Take-Charge Girls Are Unmistakably ‘Charlie Brown’ in Village Theatre’s Joyful Staging

The comic strip’s classic characters take to musical theatre to convince us — with a whole lot of humor and charm — that there’s always an upside. It runs through 6/19 at Village Theatre in Everett.

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Sweat Now. Process Afterwords. 

Two big productions on now, paint two American portraits, intimate and recognizable, in details both banal and destabilizing. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama runs through 5/22 at ACT Theatre; and a world-premiere musical at The 5th runs through 5/21. 

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