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Review: "Miss Witherspoon"

Christopher Durang has been a leading bad boy of American theater for the past 30 years. He shot to prominence in 1979 with his satire, "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You." Now the latest Durang play to hit Boston carries high expectations.

"Miss Witherspoon," which is receiving its local premiere at the Lyric Stage Company, is a dark comedy that centers on a woman who commits suicide. Often. WBUR critic at large Ed Siegel explains it all for you.

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This program aired on March 30, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

Ed Siegel Twitter Critic-At-Large
Now retired and contributing as a critic-at-large, Ed Siegel was the editor of The ARTery.

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