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2nd Star embarks on 20th season with a lively walk through 'Eden'
2nd Star embarks on 20th season with a lively walk through 'Eden'

After winning five Washington Area Theatre Community Honors awards and a Ruby Griffith Award for production excellence last season, the 2nd Star theater troupe is opening its 20th season with a production of Stephen Schwartz's biblical musical "Children of Eden." Although its January 1991 London premiere received mixed reviews and closed after three months, "Children of Eden," with book and libretto by John Caird, has become such a popular offering in community theater circles that its initial struggles are a faded memory. The 2nd Star production does justice to Schwartz's brilliant, edgy score, and features a dynamic cast that presents characters of...

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