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Review: Vagabond Players present 'Abducting Diana'

Review: Vagabond Players present 'Abducting Diana'

The young theater ensembles around town haven't cornered the market on the edgy or the avant-garde.

The Vagabond Players, more readily associated with mainstream (or at least near-mainstream) repertoire, is closing its 95th season with a decidedly offbeat item, "Abducting Diana," by Italian playwright Dario Fo, the 1997 Nobel Prize laureate for literature.

It's a gutsy choice for the company, but the play, a combination of satire, farce and a dash of commedia dell'arte, seems to suffer in the translation. (The adaptation used here is by Stephen...