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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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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From Film to Broadway, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Gets an Update at The 5th. It’s a Fun Show, with a Big Asterisk.

The stage adaptation of the ’90s movie is having its world premiere in Seattle, before moving straight to Broadway this spring. It’s a huge production with lovely design, and content that includes both fun updates and eye-rolling (and potentially harmful) trope. It runs through January 4.

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