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Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene

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Mistakes Were Made Set in the office (and mostly on the phone) of fast-talking theater producer Felix Artifex (Joe Hanrahan), this breezy spoof takes aim at the wreckage that occurs when art and commerce collide. As Felix strives to open an ambitious new play about the French Revolution on Broadway, he relies on phone calls to keep the deal alive in the same way that trauma victims are sustained by transfusions. Hanrahan blasts and barrels his way through a bravura performance. But before it's over, you might wonder if playwright Craig Wright needed quite so many words to lampoon the art of the deal. Performed by the Midnight Company through September 3 at the Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors). Call 314-487-5305 or visit www.midnightcompany.com. — Dennis Brown

 
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