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'Stoneface' a birthday gift for French Stewart

'Stoneface' a birthday gift for French Stewart

If your boyfriend's birthday is coming up and you're low on cash, you can always write him a starring role in a play.

That's what Vanessa Claire Smith did for French Stewart in 2010, surprising him with a script about his idol, Buster Keaton.

Two years later, "Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton" just opened to glowing reviews at Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood, and the newly minted Stewarts are coming up on their first wedding anniversary.

But because even happy endings have their hitches, a hot Sunday in June finds the couple cooling down in a bar around the corner from Sacred Fools, after a broken air conditioner made a matinee...

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