Everybody Flock to Cygnet’s Shepards

The American Dream is in reality the American Nightmare, and Sam Shepard is here to prove it. Cygnet Theatre’s very good Shep-Rep fare, comprising “True West” and “Fool for Love,” is Shepard come alive, with two emotionally raw scripts and a scathing indictment of a country that’s clearly lost its way.

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Cygnet’s fair ‘Maple and Vine’ stumbles over itself


Technology has made the 1950s seem like centuries ago, and a lot more may (or may not) have happened to human interconnectedness in the meantime. Cygnet Theatre’s “Maple and Vine” takes a look at the simpler era and the very personal reasons behind the characters’ fascination with it — but amid the nice production values and fine acting, the script fuels a debate in which the playwright doesn’t want to take part.

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