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Theater review

Design elements in 'Hapgood' solid, but urgency isn’t conveyed

Jake Weber plays Kerner and Kate Burton stars as the title character in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Hapgood.”
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Jake Weber plays Kerner and Kate Burton stars as the title character in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Hapgood.”
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“Who is what and which is who? No one’s always what they seem to be.” Ah, a puzzle! Simple to solve, isn’t it? Sort of a “Jane” Bond film noir, Tom Stoppard’s “Hapgood,” staged at Williamstown Theatre Festival, cleverly mixes Cold War spy drama with particle physics and quantum mechanics. Elizabeth Hapgood: On nights and weekends, self-obsessed rugby mom of 11-year-old prep school student Joe, but by day MI-5 chief operative. Private phone line on ...

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