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Barrington’s ‘Dancing Lessons’ is stale story

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The estimable theater critic Walter Kerr, writing of Neil Simon’s less-than-praiseworthy opus “The Star Spangled Girl,” once said, “... Simon hasn’t had an idea for a play this season, but he’s gone ahead and written one anyway.” This quip popped into my head after seeing Barrington Stage’s world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s new play “Dancing Lessons,” because behind the sneer lies the truth — even a very gifted playwright writes an ...

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