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Best of 2011: Many theater shows sure did grab the audience

Sunday, December 25, 2011
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As a teacher of drama, I sometimes find it difficult to get off my academic high-horse and separate the elements of a play and ask myself if a play I’m seeing is a really good show. Does the production cohere? Does it grab the audience? Does it, above all, entertain? This past season left nothing to be desired. At left, Joan Justice plays Grace in Albany Civic Theater’s production of “Faith Healer.”

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