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Acme Corporation presents marathon performances of Beckett's 'Play'
Acme Corporation presents marathon performances of Beckett's 'Play'

The final stage direction in Samuel Beckett's “Play” is “repeat.” The Acme Corporation, one of Baltimore's experimental theater companies, is taking that instruction very seriously. Last Friday, the one-act, three-character, roughly one-hour work was performed on a kind of continual loop from noon until midnight in a high-ceilinged, balconied hall at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. But that's just a warm-up. This week, the production's length will double, running continually from one noon to the next. “I'm interested in duration and how things progress, change or fall apart over a long time,” said “Play” director...

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