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Pvt. Wars

Three Vietnam vets toast to better days
Dennis Moore
Three Vietnam vets toast to better days


Through September 26.
Horizons Repertory at the Little Stage, Acorns Civic Theatre,
2100 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-271-0201.
Written by James McLure.
Directed by Edward Saunders.
With Daniel Barr, Oscar Isaac, and Brent Williams.

In addition to works by John Patrick Shanley and Lanford Wilson, two of the dullest commercially successful playwrights writing today, Horizons is also presenting an obscure-for-good-reason Tennessee Williams play (Something Cloudy, Something Clear), and two other perennial small-theater favorites that need to be permanently shelved: Pam Gems's Dusa, Fish, Stas & Vi, and Darlene Craviotto's Pizza Man. (Let me give them a nudge in the direction of Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, Suzan-Lori Park, Hanif Kureishi, Anna Deavere Smith, Derek Walcott, David Henry Hwang, Athol Fugard, Culture Clash.) The plays Horizons has picked are the choices of young, middle-class white suburbanites who are not looking at the world around them with discerning eyes. For John Patrick Shanley, you want me to get off the couch? No thanks. I'll be at home watching Will and Grace.

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