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Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'

Performances opening 2015 take audiences from Paris to 'Oz'

Theater groups schedule and plan productions months, sometimes years, in advance of opening night. And so, with the tragic events this past week in France, it is a fitting coincidence that two local groups raise the curtain on 2015 with shows that pay homage to French satire and comedy. Marcel Achard's 1961 comic whodunit "A Shot in the Dark" arrives Jan. 9 at Bowie Playhouse to begin Prince George's Little Theatre's 55th season. And on Jan. 16, Colonial Players opens another comedy, "The Liar" by 17th-century playwright Pierre Corneille, featuring one character who can't tell the truth and his servant, who can't tell a lie. Set in the home of...

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