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Laurie Metcalf

When the spotlight moves on, from a different perspective

When the spotlight moves on, from a different perspective

“Sandra, I’m home. No go on the Dunkin’ Donuts job.” Thus the title character of “Trevor,” presented by Circle X Theatre Co., grabs our attention in a 200-pound death grip. Even in a burgeoning spring season already packed with excellence in every direction, Nick Jones’ ineluctable 2013 tragicomedy about the infinite dichotomies of communication, parenthood, show biz and human/simian interface leaps to the top. As Trevor (the amazing Jimmi Simpson) analyzes his television work from the couch on Stephanie Kerley Schwartz’s superb scenic design, the aforementioned Sandra Morris (ever-axiomatic Laurie Metcalf) bursts in, maternally bemoaning...

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