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Jane Austen’s 1811 novel, “Sense and Sensibility,” spins across the stage with playful effervescence in Kate Hamill’s adaptation, now being performed at the Irish Classical Theatre Company. First produced at the Bedlam Theatre in New York City in 2014, the original director, Eric Tucker, put his indelible mark on the piece when he equipped all of the chairs and tables w…

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Five times a week through Oct. 18, theatergoers will make their way into the Andrews Theatre on Main Street, the orchestra will strike up a waltz and the outside world will melt completely away.In its place arose Chris Kelly’s light, lithe and beautifully performed production of “A Little Night Music, ” Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s dreamy, three-quarter-time fantasi…

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It’s so hot inside the Andrews Theatre right now, the Irish Classical should consider performing on the sidewalk.The heat between the three characters in “After Miss Julie,” Patrick Marber’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic “Miss Julie,” is like salt on an open wound: astringent but pleasurable, dirty but cleansing.…

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If you want to find out how much the truth can hurt, head to the Andrews Theatre on Main Street and prepare yourself for the worst.In that intimate theater, where the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s no-nonsense production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” opened Friday night, the truth comes at you from all angles.It comes at you through the booming voice and terr…

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Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is an extraordinary play about ordinary people. And its protagonist, the desperate patriarch Willy Loman, calls for an actor with an extraordinary talent for bringing the numb terror of working-class American existence to life on stage. Enter John Fredo, the veteran Buffalo actor who will drag himself onto the stage with Loman’s regr…