Dead Blogging ‘The Real Thing’ at Calderwood Pavilion

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the South End to catch the Bad Habit Productions production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and, say, it was real swell.

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We saw the Broadway production 30 years ago with this cast:

 

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Full disclosure: Neither of us remembered a thing about the play itself.

But, encouraged by Terry Byrne’s Boston Globe review, we revisited “The Real Thing” and thoroughly enjoyed the local production (through November 23).

In addition to great music and smart staging, the production directed by A. Nora Long featured terrific performances by the whole cast, especially Bob Mussett’s Henry and Courtland Jones’ Annie.

The set-up:

 

 

The final product is just as rollicking.

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