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Sam Anderson
"The Other Place:" Is this narrator reliable?
"The Other Place:" Is this narrator reliable?

“The first glimmer of it comes on a Friday. They've flown me to St. Thomas, some private golf resort, I pretend I'm giving a lecture but really it’s another sales pitch, I used to be enthralled by my new life, but the blush has come off the rose.” With those ruthlessly economical words, the beleaguered heroine of “The Other Place” at the Road Theatre on Magnolia grabs our attention and retains it for the next 80 minutes. Solid stagecraft, tautly quirky writing and crackerjack acting distinguish this compelling Los Angeles premiere of playwright Sharr White’s celebrated 2013 study of a neurologist who may be descending into dementia. Or is...

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