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MAR 27, 2014


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‘The Suit’

Why: In apartheid-era South Africa, a man comes home and finds his wife cheating. The lover jumps out the window, and the husband levies a punishment: The wife must treat her lover’s suit as an honored guest—singing to it, trying to feed it, taking it on walks. The Suit is based on a short story by Can Themba, who adapter Peter Brook compares to Chekhov in his ability to make small, domestic scenes reverberate with much larger forces. Brook is a titan in the theater world, perhaps one of the most influential directors alive—expect to see the theater packed with artists and devotees. (Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, seattlerep.org, 7:30 pm, $20–$68, through April 6)

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