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Revisiting 'Verdigris' at Theatre West 30 years later
Revisiting 'Verdigris' at Theatre West 30 years later

Theatre West has revived Jim Beaver’s play “Verdigris,” a hit for the company 30 years ago, about a young man’s absorption into an offbeat Oklahoma family in the summer of 1972. In his program note, Beaver, who’s also an actor best known these days for TV's  "Deadwood," "Supernatural" and "Justified," credits his entire career to this tragicomedy. Mark W. Travis directed the 1985 production and is again at the helm. Sheila Shaw, who was in the original cast, has graduated to the central role as obstreperous, paraplegic widow Margaret Fielding. From her wheelchair at the center of her house (a charmingly mouldering...

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