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Chamber's "Things Being What They Are" is a comedic delight

Published Nov. 24, 2013

A frequent pitfall for playwrights that write comedies is a temptation to wind things up at the end with some meaningful reform for the comics that turns them into serious human beings. Most often those attempts end up being sappy and sending an audience home with decidedly mixed feelings wondering whether they were supposed to be laughing all that time. Nothing like that plagues "Things Being What They Are."

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"Kimberly Akimbo" plays like a sitcom pilot never produced

Published Dec. 8, 2004

This light but mildly provocative comedy has interesting three-dimensional characters and witty dialogue. David Lindsay-Abaire's "Kimberly Akimbo" plays like a pilot to a really good sitcom that never got produced.