"Night and Day" ★★★

Sometimes we crave recently penned pieces of art to lay bare our world. Sometimes it takes a shrewdly timed revival of an older play &#8212  such as James Bohnen's smart production of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001924" title="Tom Stoppard" href="/topic/arts-culture/tom-stoppard-PEHST001924.topic">Tom Stoppard</a>'s "Night and Day" &#8212 to enable us to ponder the cumulative effect of so much incremental revolution. "The Globe is a Sunday paper," laments the foreign correspondent played by Shawn Douglass. "Miss it by an hour and you miss it by a week." Yep, in 1978, news could, and sometimes did, just sit there for seven days. If it got out at all. You may find such journalistic ephemera less interesting than me, I'll allow. But this makes for a very interesting window into what has changed and, more interestingly, what has not.<br>
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<i>Through Nov. 14 by the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; $30-$50 at 773-404-7336 or remybumppo.org</i>
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Sometimes we crave recently penned pieces of art to lay bare our world. Sometimes it takes a shrewdly timed revival of an older play — such as James Bohnen's smart production of Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day" — to enable us to ponder the cumulative effect of so much incremental revolution. "The Globe is a Sunday paper," laments the foreign correspondent played by Shawn Douglass. "Miss it by an hour and you miss it by a week." Yep, in 1978, news could, and sometimes did, just sit there for seven days. If it got out at all. You may find such journalistic ephemera less interesting than me, I'll allow. But this makes for a very interesting window into what has changed and, more interestingly, what has not.

Through Nov. 14 by the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; $30-$50 at 773-404-7336 or remybumppo.org

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