This forlorn comedy about an Egyptian orchestra stuck in Bumfuck, Israel, is funny, sweet, and a shade lighter than the orchestra's baby-blue uniforms. It's not going to solve any problems in the Middle East, and it doesn't attempt to, either. It's just a quiet story about the uncomfortable charm of coerced hospitality. You'll leave the theater just like the Arabs leave the town of Bet Hatikvah: precisely the same as you were, but smiling. (Harvard Exit, 807 E Roy St, 781-5755. 4:45, 7, 9:30 pm, $6.75–$9.25.)

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