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Ad Libs: Play in progress

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Aug 21, 2012

So there wasn’t a stunning set to take a photo of. But with a staged reading of a musical that’s still being written, you expect to see the seams. This weekend we caught the third reading of “Triangle,” a musical that centers on a tragedy: the 1911 fire in New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a blaze that killed more than 100 people. While the show is clearly still evolving, the actors behind these microphones and the musicians in the wings told a story that is poignant, visceral, surprisingly contemporary and sometimes very funny.

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