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ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE

Long-buried family truths emerge in the dark comedy 'Space'

“You are all amazing. You all have vast untapped potential. You all have a future.” With that mantra, so begins “Space” at Hollywood’s Stella Adler Theatre. Stefan Marks’ promising look at a man returning home from 30 years in a mental institution is still forming, but then, so is its fascinating...

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