Sam Shepard and Christopher Durang Stage Competing Visions of Deathville, USA

In a new play and a classic, corpses make the best sight gags

How the West was lost: Stephen Rea and expired equine friend in Kicking a Dead Horse
Joan Marcus
How the West was lost: Stephen Rea and expired equine friend in Kicking a Dead Horse

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Kicking a Dead Horse
By Sam Shepard
Public Theater 45 Lafayette Street
212-967-7555
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
By Christopher Durang
Roundabout/Laura Pels Theater
111 West 46th Street
212-719-1300

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Walter Bobbie's production errs in pushing the cartoon element too hard, as if fearing that we might not notice the play's startling weld of kindergartenish form to dire content. Several good actors seem locked in caricature mode. But Socarides and Welch give full power to the play's dark undercurrents, Victoria Clark and Julie Hagerty bring richness to the doomed spouses' respective mothers, and Terry Beaver, as the clan's overburdened priest, is definitive.

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