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'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' at Theatre of NOTE shows potential
'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' at Theatre of NOTE shows potential

“Coincidences are the universe’s way of being lazy” is one recurring motif in “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” at Theatre of NOTE, though it’s hardly the only metaphor. Erik Patterson’s promising dramedy pulls multiple similes toward coping with the aftereffects of a ruptured brain aneurysm. “Hand” begins with an ambivalent prayer from Paul (Jonathon Lamer at the reviewed performance, in for Nicholas S. Williams), who relates his parents’ devotion to the Beatles and his widowed mother’s comatose state. As the cast moves designer William Moore Jr.’s modular set pieces into a New York City hospital waiting room, we meet...

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