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Another Jenny O'Hara triumph in 'Broomstick'
Another Jenny O'Hara triumph in 'Broomstick'

An arresting blend of evocative humor and eerie gravitas permeates "Broomstick" at the Fountain Theatre. New Orleans playwright John Biguenet's ripely poetic tale of an Appalachian crone who may or may not be a witch receives a striking West Coast premiere starring the redoubtable Jenny O'Hara. There's little doubt that this free-verse piece will be steeped in atmosphere upon seeing designer Andrew Hammer's marvelously realized cabin set, which J.R.R. Tolkien might recognize. And when O'Hara appears, fright-wigged to the max, berobed by costumer Shon LeBlanc to suggest Roseanne Barr as an attraction at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, it's...

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