As I've indicated, Cram deserves to give herself better chances; the real question is whether, if she took them, our resident theaters, so habituated to the facile, would give her plays a second look. Meantime, Primary Stages (which, in fairness, has often striven to break the mold of the prevailing predictability) has given A Lifetime Burning a smooth, classy production, by Pam MacKinnon, with excellent performances by all four actors, particularly Kirk, whose razor-sharp comic attack couldn't be more perfectly fitted to her role, and Keating, who plays the haughty, high-powered editor exactly as if she knew in her heart of hearts that a remake of The Devil Wears Prada were imminent and she were going to become Meryl Streep by sheer strength of will.

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A Lifetime Burning
By Cusi Cram
Primary Stages
59 East 59th Street, 212-279-4200

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